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Subtract 3/6 from 1/3

1/3 - 3/6 is -1/6.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 6 is 6
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 2 = 6,
    1/3 = 1 × 2/3 × 2 = 2/6
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 1 = 6,
    3/6 = 3 × 1/6 × 1 = 3/6
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    2/6 - 3/6 = 2 - 3/6 = -1/6

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