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Subtract 1/6 from 1/5

1/5 - 1/6 is 1/30.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 6 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 6 = 30,
    1/5 = 1 × 6/5 × 6 = 6/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,
    1/6 = 1 × 5/6 × 5 = 5/30
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    6/30 - 5/30 = 6 - 5/30 = 1/30

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