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Subtract 5/10 from 1/6

1/6 - 5/10 is -1/3.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 10 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,
    1/6 = 1 × 5/6 × 5 = 5/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 3 = 30,
    5/10 = 5 × 3/10 × 3 = 15/30
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    5/30 - 15/30 = 5 - 15/30 = -10/30
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/3

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