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Subtract 5/27 from 7/5

1st number: 1 2/5, 2nd number: 5/27

7/5 - 5/27 is 164/135.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 27 is 135
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 27 = 135,
    7/5 = 7 × 27/5 × 27 = 189/135
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 5 = 135,
    5/27 = 5 × 5/27 × 5 = 25/135
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    189/135 - 25/135 = 189 - 25/135 = 164/135
  5. In mixed form: 129/135

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