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Subtract 8/35 from 1/5

1/5 - 8/35 is -1/35.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 35 is 35
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 7 = 35,
    1/5 = 1 × 7/5 × 7 = 7/35
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 1 = 35,
    8/35 = 8 × 1/35 × 1 = 8/35
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    7/35 - 8/35 = 7 - 8/35 = -1/35

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