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Subtract 30/6 from 8/5

1st number: 1 3/5, 2nd number: 5 0/6

8/5 - 30/6 is -17/5.

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,
    30/6 = 30 × 5/6 × 5 = 150/30
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    48/30 - 150/30 = 48 - 150/30 = -102/30
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -17/5

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