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Subtract 1/45 from 10/5

1st number: 2 0/5, 2nd number: 1/45

10/5 - 1/45 is 89/45.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 45 is 45
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 9 = 45,
    10/5 = 10 × 9/5 × 9 = 90/45
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 1 = 45,
    1/45 = 1 × 1/45 × 1 = 1/45
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    90/45 - 1/45 = 90 - 1/45 = 89/45
  5. In mixed form: 144/45

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