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Subtract 1/5 from 8/4

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

8/4 - 1/5 is 9/5.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 5 is 20
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 5 = 20,
    8/4 = 8 × 5/4 × 5 = 40/20
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 4 = 20,
    1/5 = 1 × 4/5 × 4 = 4/20
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    40/20 - 4/20 = 40 - 4/20 = 36/20
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 9/5
  6. In mixed form: 14/5

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