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Subtract 5/7 from 20/5

1st number: 4 0/5, 2nd number: 5/7

20/5 - 5/7 is 23/7.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 7 is 35
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 7 = 35,
    20/5 = 20 × 7/5 × 7 = 140/35
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 5 = 35,
    5/7 = 5 × 5/7 × 5 = 25/35
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    140/35 - 25/35 = 140 - 25/35 = 115/35
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 23/7
  6. In mixed form: 32/7

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