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Subtract 7/24 from 1/5

1/5 - 7/24 is -11/120.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 24 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 24 = 120,
    1/5 = 1 × 24/5 × 24 = 24/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 5 = 120,
    7/24 = 7 × 5/24 × 5 = 35/120
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    24/120 - 35/120 = 24 - 35/120 = -11/120

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