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    What is 8/10 minus 2/5?

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    8/10 - 2/5 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is the difference between 8/10 and 2/5 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

    8/10-2/5 equals to
    8/10 - 2/5 = 2/5
    Hence, 8/10 - 2/5 is equal to 2/5.
    where
    8/10 is a fraction as a minuend,
    2/5 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
    2/5 is the difference between 8/10 and 2/5.

    8/10 minus 2/5 as a decimal
    8/10 - 2/5 = 2/5
    2/5 = 0.4
    Hence, 8/10-2/5 can be written as 0.4 in decimal.
    where
    0.4 is the difference between 8/10 and 2/5.

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    How-to: 8/10 - 2/5 = ?

    The below workout with step by step calculation for subtracting 8/10 from 2/5 shows how to find what is the difference between 8/10 and 2/5. The difference of fractions 8/10 minus 2/5 can be obtained by using anyone of the two methods below:
    1. LCM method,
    2. Cross multiplication method.

    Problem and Workout - LCM Method:
    What is 8/10 minus 2/5 as a fraction?

    step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
    Input:
    Fraction A: 8/10
    Fraction B: 2/5

    What to be found?
    8/10-2/5 = ?
    Find what's the difference between 8/10 and 2/5.


    step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 8/10 and 2/5 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 8/10 and 2/5 are not equal, it is said to be unlike fractions subtraction.

    step 3For unlike fractions subtraction, find the LCM (least common multiple) of both denominators of fractions 8/10 and 2/5:
    The LCM of 10 and 5 is 10.


    step 4 Write the fractions 8/10 and 2/5 in the subtraction expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.
    =8/10-2/5
    =(8 x 10)/(10 x 10)-(2 x 10)/(5 x 10)


    step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:
    =8/10-4/10


    step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
    =1/10 x (8/1-4/1)
    =1/10 x (8 - 4)


    step 7Simplify the above expression further:
    =1/10 x 4
    = 4/10
    =2/5
    8/10-2/5=2/5

    Hence,
    8/10 minus 2/5 equals to 2/5 in fraction.



    Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
    step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
    Input:
    Fraction A: 8/10
    Fraction B: 2/5

    What to be found?
    8/10-2/5 = ?
    Find what's the difference between 8/10 and 2/5.

    step 2 Find the product of numerator of Fraction A and denominator of Fraction B (8 x 5), find the product of numerator of Fraction B and denominator of Fraction A (2 x 10), and find the product of both denominators of Fraction A and Fraction B (10 x 5) and rewrite the equation as like the below:
    = (8 x 5) - (2 x 10)/(10 x 5)

    step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction:
    = (40 - 20)/50
    = 20/50
    = 2/5
    8/10-2/5 = 2/5
    Hence,
    8/10 minus 2/5 = 2/5

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