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Subtract 8/15 from 5/3

1st number: 1 2/3, 2nd number: 8/15

5/3 - 8/15 is 17/15.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 15 is 15
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 5 = 15,
    5/3 = 5 × 5/3 × 5 = 25/15
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 1 = 15,
    8/15 = 8 × 1/15 × 1 = 8/15
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    25/15 - 8/15 = 25 - 8/15 = 17/15
  5. In mixed form: 12/15

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