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Subtract 21/32 from 10/2

1st number: 5 0/2, 2nd number: 21/32

10/2 - 21/32 is 139/32.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 32 is 32
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 16 = 32,
    10/2 = 10 × 16/2 × 16 = 160/32
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 32 × 1 = 32,
    21/32 = 21 × 1/32 × 1 = 21/32
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    160/32 - 21/32 = 160 - 21/32 = 139/32
  5. In mixed form: 411/32

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