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Subtract 7/16 from 1/5

1/5 - 7/16 is -19/80.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 16 is 80
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 16 = 80,
    1/5 = 1 × 16/5 × 16 = 16/80
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 5 = 80,
    7/16 = 7 × 5/16 × 5 = 35/80
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    16/80 - 35/80 = 16 - 35/80 = -19/80

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