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Subtract 1/6 from 8/5

1st number: 1 3/5, 2nd number: 1/6

8/5 - 1/6 is 43/30.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 6 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 6 = 30,
    8/5 = 8 × 6/5 × 6 = 48/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,
    1/6 = 1 × 5/6 × 5 = 5/30
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    48/30 - 5/30 = 48 - 5/30 = 43/30
  5. In mixed form: 113/30

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