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Subtract 1/8 from 10/5

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

10/5 - 1/8 is 15/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 8 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 8 = 40,
    10/5 = 10 × 8/5 × 8 = 80/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    1/8 = 1 × 5/8 × 5 = 5/40
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    80/40 - 5/40 = 80 - 5/40 = 75/40
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 15/8
  6. In mixed form: 17/8

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