Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 4/6 from 2/5

2/5 - 4/6 is -4/15.

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,
    2/5 = 2 × 6/5 × 6 = 12/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,
    4/6 = 4 × 5/6 × 5 = 20/30
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    12/30 - 20/30 = 12 - 20/30 = -8/30
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -4/15

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com