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Subtract 27/8 from 1/10

1st number: 1/10, 2nd number: 3 3/8

1/10 - 27/8 is -131/40.

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,
    27/8 = 27 × 5/8 × 5 = 135/40
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    4/40 - 135/40 = 4 - 135/40 = -131/40

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