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Subtract 1/20 from 5/8

5/8 - 1/20 is 23/40.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 20 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    5/8 = 5 × 5/8 × 5 = 25/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 2 = 40,
    1/20 = 1 × 2/20 × 2 = 2/40
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    25/40 - 2/40 = 25 - 2/40 = 23/40

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