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Subtract 1/8 from 1/10

1/10 - 1/8 is -1/40.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 8 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 4 = 40,
    1/10 = 1 × 4/10 × 4 = 4/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    1/8 = 1 × 5/8 × 5 = 5/40
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    4/40 - 5/40 = 4 - 5/40 = -1/40

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