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Subtract 2/6 from 1/5

1/5 - 2/6 is -2/15.

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,
    2/6 = 2 × 5/6 × 5 = 10/30
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    6/30 - 10/30 = 6 - 10/30 = -4/30
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -2/15

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