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Subtract 4/8 from 8/5

1st number: 1 3/5, 2nd number: 4/8

8/5 - 4/8 is 11/10.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 8 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 8 = 40,
    8/5 = 8 × 8/5 × 8 = 64/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    4/8 = 4 × 5/8 × 5 = 20/40
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    64/40 - 20/40 = 64 - 20/40 = 44/40
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 11/10
  6. In mixed form: 11/10

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