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Subtract 6/5 from 3/8

1st number: 3/8, 2nd number: 1 1/5

3/8 - 6/5 is -33/40.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 5 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    3/8 = 3 × 5/8 × 5 = 15/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 8 = 40,
    6/5 = 6 × 8/5 × 8 = 48/40
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    15/40 - 48/40 = 15 - 48/40 = -33/40

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