# How do you simplify #8/(3c)--5/(6d)#?

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To simplify the expression 8/(3c) - 5/(6d), we need to find a common denominator for the fractions. The least common multiple (LCM) of 3c and 6d is 6cd.

Multiplying the first fraction by 2d/d and the second fraction by 1c/c, we get:

(8 * 2d) / (3c * 2d) - (5 * 1c) / (6d * 1c)

Simplifying further:

(16d) / (6cd) - (5c) / (6cd)

Combining the fractions:

(16d - 5c) / (6cd)

Therefore, the simplified expression is (16d - 5c) / (6cd).

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