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Subtract 30/3 from 5/2

1st number: 2 1/2, 2nd number: 10 0/3

5/2 - 30/3 is -15/2.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 3 is 6
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 3 = 6,
    5/2 = 5 × 3/2 × 3 = 15/6
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 3 × 2 = 6,
    30/3 = 30 × 2/3 × 2 = 60/6
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    15/6 - 60/6 = 15 - 60/6 = -45/6
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -15/2

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