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Subtract 45/10 from 16/5

1st number: 3 1/5, 2nd number: 4 5/10

16/5 - 45/10 is -13/10.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 10 is 10
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 2 = 10,
    16/5 = 16 × 2/5 × 2 = 32/10
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 1 = 10,
    45/10 = 45 × 1/10 × 1 = 45/10
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    32/10 - 45/10 = 32 - 45/10 = -13/10

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