Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 1/5 from 5/2

1st number: 2 1/2, 2nd number: 1/5

5/2 - 1/5 is 23/10.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 5 is 10
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 5 = 10,
    5/2 = 5 × 5/2 × 5 = 25/10
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 2 = 10,
    1/5 = 1 × 2/5 × 2 = 2/10
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    25/10 - 2/10 = 25 - 2/10 = 23/10
  5. In mixed form: 23/10

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com