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Subtract 5/70 from 2/5

2/5 - 5/70 is 23/70.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 70 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 14 = 70,
    2/5 = 2 × 14/5 × 14 = 28/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 1 = 70,
    5/70 = 5 × 1/70 × 1 = 5/70
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    28/70 - 5/70 = 28 - 5/70 = 23/70

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