# How do you simplify (8A-3)/5-(10A-12)/5?

Feb 10, 2017

See the entire simplification process below:

#### Explanation:

First, because both fractions have a common denominator we can subtract the numerators:

$\frac{8 A - 3 - 10 A + 12}{5}$

Now we can group and combine the like terms in the numerator:

$\frac{8 A - 10 A - 3 + 12}{5}$

$\frac{\left(8 - 10\right) A + 9}{5}$

$\frac{- 2 A + 9}{5}$ or $\frac{9 - 2 A}{5}$