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Subtract 1/5 from 8/3

1st number: 2 2/3, 2nd number: 1/5

8/3 - 1/5 is 37/15.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 5 is 15
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 5 = 15,
    8/3 = 8 × 5/3 × 5 = 40/15
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 3 = 15,
    1/5 = 1 × 3/5 × 3 = 3/15
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    40/15 - 3/15 = 40 - 3/15 = 37/15
  5. In mixed form: 27/15

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