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Subtract 8/5 from 5/15

1st number: 5/15, 2nd number: 1 3/5

5/15 - 8/5 is -19/15.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 5 is 15
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 1 = 15,
    5/15 = 5 × 1/15 × 1 = 5/15
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 3 = 15,
    8/5 = 8 × 3/5 × 3 = 24/15
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    5/15 - 24/15 = 5 - 24/15 = -19/15

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