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Subtract 2/8 from 5/35

5/35 - 2/8 is -3/28.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 8 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 8 = 280,
    5/35 = 5 × 8/35 × 8 = 40/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 35 = 280,
    2/8 = 2 × 35/8 × 35 = 70/280
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    40/280 - 70/280 = 40 - 70/280 = -30/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -3/28

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