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Subtract 12/5 from 5/10

1st number: 5/10, 2nd number: 2 2/5

5/10 - 12/5 is -19/10.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 5 is 10
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 1 = 10,
    5/10 = 5 × 1/10 × 1 = 5/10
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 2 = 10,
    12/5 = 12 × 2/5 × 2 = 24/10
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    5/10 - 24/10 = 5 - 24/10 = -19/10

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