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Subtract 5/84 from 10/5

1st number: 2 0/5, 2nd number: 5/84

10/5 - 5/84 is 163/84.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 84 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 84 = 420,
    10/5 = 10 × 84/5 × 84 = 840/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 5 = 420,
    5/84 = 5 × 5/84 × 5 = 25/420
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    840/420 - 25/420 = 840 - 25/420 = 815/420
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 163/84
  6. In mixed form: 179/84

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