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Subtract 15/7 from 7/5

1st number: 1 2/5, 2nd number: 2 1/7

7/5 - 15/7 is -26/35.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 7 is 35
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 7 = 35,
    7/5 = 7 × 7/5 × 7 = 49/35
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 5 = 35,
    15/7 = 15 × 5/7 × 5 = 75/35
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    49/35 - 75/35 = 49 - 75/35 = -26/35

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