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Subtract 3/8 from 10/2

1st number: 5 0/2, 2nd number: 3/8

10/2 - 3/8 is 37/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 8 is 8
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 4 = 8,
    10/2 = 10 × 4/2 × 4 = 40/8
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,
    3/8 = 3 × 1/8 × 1 = 3/8
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    40/8 - 3/8 = 40 - 3/8 = 37/8
  5. In mixed form: 45/8

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