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Subtract 2/7 from 10/5

1st number: 2 0/5, 2nd number: 2/7

10/5 - 2/7 is 12/7.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 7 is 35
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 7 = 35,
    10/5 = 10 × 7/5 × 7 = 70/35
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 5 = 35,
    2/7 = 2 × 5/7 × 5 = 10/35
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    70/35 - 10/35 = 70 - 10/35 = 60/35
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 12/7
  6. In mixed form: 15/7

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