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Subtract 3/8 from 50/5

1st number: 10 0/5, 2nd number: 3/8

50/5 - 3/8 is 77/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 8 is 40

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 8 = 40,
    50/5 = 50 × 8/5 × 8 = 400/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    3/8 = 3 × 5/8 × 5 = 15/40
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    400/40 - 15/40 = 400 - 15/40 = 385/40
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 77/8
  6. In mixed form: 95/8

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