# How do you simplify (1/2+3/20)-2/20?

Nov 27, 2016

$\frac{8}{20}$ or $\frac{2}{5}$

#### Explanation:

First, get all the fractions over a common denominator, in this case $20$

((10/10 * 1/2)) + 3/20) - 2/20 =>

$\left(\frac{10}{20} + \frac{3}{20}\right) - \frac{2}{20}$

Next, add the terms within parenthesis:

$\frac{13 + 3}{20} - \frac{2}{20} \implies$

$\frac{16}{20} - \frac{2}{20} \implies$

$\frac{16 - 2}{20} \implies$

$\frac{8}{20} \implies$

$\left(\frac{4}{4}\right) \left(\frac{2}{5}\right) \implies$

$\frac{2}{5}$