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

1 Answer
Apr 1, 2018

Answer:

#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

#6/10#

Thus, our new expression is

#6/10-5/10#

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

#1/10#

Hope this helps!