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Subtract 15/10 from 50/5

1st number: 10 0/5, 2nd number: 1 5/10

50/5 - 15/10 is 17/2.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 10 is 10

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 10
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 2 = 10,
    50/5 = 50 × 2/5 × 2 = 100/10
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 1 = 10,
    15/10 = 15 × 1/10 × 1 = 15/10
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    100/10 - 15/10 = 100 - 15/10 = 85/10
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 17/2
  6. In mixed form: 81/2

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