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Subtract 9/5 from 8/3

1st number: 2 2/3, 2nd number: 1 4/5

8/3 - 9/5 is 13/15.

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,
    9/5 = 9 × 3/5 × 3 = 27/15
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    40/15 - 27/15 = 40 - 27/15 = 13/15

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