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Subtract 84/5 from 15/10

1st number: 1 5/10, 2nd number: 16 4/5

15/10 - 84/5 is -153/10.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 5 is 10
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 1 = 10,
    15/10 = 15 × 1/10 × 1 = 15/10
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 2 = 10,
    84/5 = 84 × 2/5 × 2 = 168/10
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    15/10 - 168/10 = 15 - 168/10 = -153/10

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