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    What is 2/5 minus 11/5?

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    2/5 - 11/5 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is the difference between 2/5 and 11/5 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

    2/5-11/5 equals to
    2/5 - 11/5 = -9/5
    Hence, 2/5 - 11/5 is equal to -9/5.
    where
    2/5 is a fraction as a minuend,
    11/5 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
    -9/5 is the difference between 2/5 and 11/5.

    2/5 minus 11/5 as a decimal
    2/5 - 11/5 = -9/5
    -9/5 = -1.8
    Hence, 2/5-11/5 can be written as -1.8 in decimal.
    where
    -1.8 is the difference between 2/5 and 11/5.

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    How-to: 2/5 - 11/5 = ?

    The below workout with step by step calculation for subtracting 2/5 from 11/5 shows how to find what is the difference between 2/5 and 11/5.

    Problem and Workout:
    What is 2/5 minus 11/5 as a fraction?
    step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
    Input:
    Fraction A: 2/5
    Fraction B: 11/5

    What to be found?
    2/5-11/5 = ?
    Find what's the difference of 2/5 and 11/5.


    step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 2/5 and 11/5 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 2/5 and 11/5 are equal to each other, it is said to be like fractions subtraction.

    step 3 For like fractions subtraction, write the fractions 2/5 and 11/5 in subtraction expression form like the below:
    Difference = 2/5 - 11/5


    step 4Take the common value 1/5 out from the expression and rewrite the expression like the below:
    = 1/5 x (2 /1 - 11 /1)
    = 1/5 x (2 - 11)


    step 5Simplify the above expression further:
    = 1/5 x -9
    = -9/5
    2/5 - 11/5 = -9/5

    Hence,
    2/5 minus 11/5 equals to -9/5

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