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Subtract 2/10 from 2/32

2/32 - 2/10 is -11/80.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 32 and 10 is 160
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 32 × 5 = 160,
    2/32 = 2 × 5/32 × 5 = 10/160
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 16 = 160,
    2/10 = 2 × 16/10 × 16 = 32/160
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    10/160 - 32/160 = 10 - 32/160 = -22/160
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -11/80

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