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Subtract 8/84 from 10/5

1st number: 2 0/5, 2nd number: 8/84

10/5 - 8/84 is 40/21.

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,
    8/84 = 8 × 5/84 × 5 = 40/420
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    840/420 - 40/420 = 840 - 40/420 = 800/420
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 40/21
  6. In mixed form: 119/21

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