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Subtract 8/18 from 5/10

5/10 - 8/18 is 1/18.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 18 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 9 = 90,
    5/10 = 5 × 9/10 × 9 = 45/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 5 = 90,
    8/18 = 8 × 5/18 × 5 = 40/90
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    45/90 - 40/90 = 45 - 40/90 = 5/90
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/18

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