#### Answer

3

#### Work Step by Step

To add or subtract fractions, we must have a common denominator. Because 17/5 and 2/5 already have the same denominator, 5, we can subtract the numerators:
$ \frac{17}{5} - \frac{2}{5} = \frac{15}{5}=3$

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