# What is 2/10 minus 5/3?

Looking for the result of 2/10 - 5/3? Follow this step-by-step guide to understand how to subtract these two fractions.

## How to subtract 2/10 by 5/3?

$\frac{2}{10}-\frac{5}{3}=\frac{\mathrm{(2\; \times \; 3)\; -\; (5\; \times \; 10)}}{\mathrm{10\; \times \; 3}}=\frac{-44}{30}=\frac{-22}{15}$

- Multiply the numerator of the first term, with the denominator of the second term: 2 × 3 = 6
- Multiply the numerator of the second term, with the denominator of the first term: 5 × 10 = 50
- Subtract both of these results together to form the new numerator: 6 − 50 = -44
- Multiply both denominators together to form the new denominator: 10 × 3 = 30
- Combine the results to get the new fraction:
**-44/30** - Simplify the fraction (-44/30) by dividing both the numerator and the denominator by their GCD (2):
- -44/2 = -22
- 30/2 = 15

- This gives:
**-22/15**.

The result of subtracting 2/10 and 5/3 is :
**-22/15** (or -1.4666666666667 in its decimal form)