Evaluate two-fifths minus
four-fifths giving the number in its simplest form.
When we look at this expression
two-fifths minus four-fifths, both of our values are fractions. And they have a common
denominator. Since both fractions are in the
same form and have a common denominator, to subtract, we simply subtract their
numerators and the denominator stays the same. This means we’ll have two minus
four over five. We know that two minus four equals
negative two. And then, the denominator is
five. And so, we say two-fifths minus
four-fifths is equal to negative two-fifths.