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Subtract 9/16 from 10/2

1st number: 5 0/2, 2nd number: 9/16

10/2 - 9/16 is 71/16.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 16 is 16

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 16
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 8 = 16,
    10/2 = 10 × 8/2 × 8 = 80/16
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 1 = 16,
    9/16 = 9 × 1/16 × 1 = 9/16
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    80/16 - 9/16 = 80 - 9/16 = 71/16
  5. In mixed form: 47/16

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