# How do you simplify 8 3/8-2 1/5?

Mar 29, 2018

$\frac{257}{88}$

#### Explanation:

$8 \frac{3}{8} = \frac{69}{8}$

= $2 \frac{1}{5} = \frac{11}{5}$

= $\frac{69}{8} - \frac{11}{5}$

= $\frac{345 - 88}{40}$

= $\frac{257}{88}$

Hope this helps!