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Subtract 10/5 from 8/2

1st number: 4 0/2, 2nd number: 2 0/5

8/2 - 10/5 is 2/1.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 5 is 10
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 5 = 10,
    8/2 = 8 × 5/2 × 5 = 40/10
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 2 = 10,
    10/5 = 10 × 2/5 × 2 = 20/10
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    40/10 - 20/10 = 40 - 20/10 = 20/10
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 2/1

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