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Subtract 15/24 from 10/5

1st number: 2 0/5, 2nd number: 15/24

10/5 - 15/24 is 11/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 24 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 24 = 120,
    10/5 = 10 × 24/5 × 24 = 240/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 5 = 120,
    15/24 = 15 × 5/24 × 5 = 75/120
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    240/120 - 75/120 = 240 - 75/120 = 165/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 11/8
  6. In mixed form: 13/8

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