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Subtract 6/8 from 3/5

3/5 - 6/8 is -3/20.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 8 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 8 = 40,
    3/5 = 3 × 8/5 × 8 = 24/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    6/8 = 6 × 5/8 × 5 = 30/40
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    24/40 - 30/40 = 24 - 30/40 = -6/40
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -3/20

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