# How do you simplify  3/5 - 5/10?

Apr 1, 2018

$\frac{1}{10}$

#### Explanation:

Before we subtract these fractions, we need to have a common denominator. We can use $10$.

We multiply the numerator and denominator in the first fraction by $2$ to get

$\frac{6}{10}$

Thus, our new expression is

$\frac{6}{10} - \frac{5}{10}$

And since we have a common denominator, we just subtract the numerators to get:

$\frac{1}{10}$

Hope this helps!