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Subtract 8/18 from 10/5

1st number: 2 0/5, 2nd number: 8/18

10/5 - 8/18 is 14/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 18 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 18 = 90,
    10/5 = 10 × 18/5 × 18 = 180/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 5 = 90,
    8/18 = 8 × 5/18 × 5 = 40/90
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    180/90 - 40/90 = 180 - 40/90 = 140/90
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 14/9
  6. In mixed form: 15/9

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