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Subtract 3/10 from 3/16

3/16 - 3/10 is -9/80.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 10 is 80
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 5 = 80,
    3/16 = 3 × 5/16 × 5 = 15/80
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 8 = 80,
    3/10 = 3 × 8/10 × 8 = 24/80
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    15/80 - 24/80 = 15 - 24/80 = -9/80

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