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Subtract 9/8 from 5/10

1st number: 5/10, 2nd number: 1 1/8

5/10 - 9/8 is -5/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 8 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 4 = 40,
    5/10 = 5 × 4/10 × 4 = 20/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    9/8 = 9 × 5/8 × 5 = 45/40
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    20/40 - 45/40 = 20 - 45/40 = -25/40
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -5/8

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