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Subtract 5/18 from 10/16

10/16 - 5/18 is 25/72.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 18 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 9 = 144,
    10/16 = 10 × 9/16 × 9 = 90/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 8 = 144,
    5/18 = 5 × 8/18 × 8 = 40/144
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    90/144 - 40/144 = 90 - 40/144 = 50/144
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 25/72

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