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Subtract 20/35 from 10/8

1st number: 1 2/8, 2nd number: 20/35

10/8 - 20/35 is 19/28.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 35 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 35 = 280,
    10/8 = 10 × 35/8 × 35 = 350/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 8 = 280,
    20/35 = 20 × 8/35 × 8 = 160/280
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    350/280 - 160/280 = 350 - 160/280 = 190/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 19/28

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