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Subtract 2/5 from 5/3

1st number: 1 2/3, 2nd number: 2/5

5/3 - 2/5 is 19/15.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 5 is 15
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 5 = 15,
    5/3 = 5 × 5/3 × 5 = 25/15
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 3 = 15,
    2/5 = 2 × 3/5 × 3 = 6/15
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    25/15 - 6/15 = 25 - 6/15 = 19/15
  5. In mixed form: 14/15

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