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Subtract 5/10 from 8/2

1st number: 4 0/2, 2nd number: 5/10

8/2 - 5/10 is 7/2.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 10 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 10 × 1 = 10,
    5/10 = 5 × 1/10 × 1 = 5/10
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    40/10 - 5/10 = 40 - 5/10 = 35/10
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 7/2
  6. In mixed form: 31/2

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