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Subtract 3/27 from 1/5

1/5 - 3/27 is 4/45.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 27 is 135
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 27 = 135,
    1/5 = 1 × 27/5 × 27 = 27/135
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 5 = 135,
    3/27 = 3 × 5/27 × 5 = 15/135
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    27/135 - 15/135 = 27 - 15/135 = 12/135
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 4/45

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