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Subtract 5/20 from 8/3

1st number: 2 2/3, 2nd number: 5/20

8/3 - 5/20 is 29/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 20 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 20 = 60,
    8/3 = 8 × 20/3 × 20 = 160/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 3 = 60,
    5/20 = 5 × 3/20 × 3 = 15/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    160/60 - 15/60 = 160 - 15/60 = 145/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 29/12
  6. In mixed form: 25/12

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