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Subtract 5/10 from 4/16

4/16 - 5/10 is -1/4.

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,
    4/16 = 4 × 5/16 × 5 = 20/80
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 8 = 80,
    5/10 = 5 × 8/10 × 8 = 40/80
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    20/80 - 40/80 = 20 - 40/80 = -20/80
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/4

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