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Subtract 4/16 from 2/6

2/6 - 4/16 is 1/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 16 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 8 = 48,
    2/6 = 2 × 8/6 × 8 = 16/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    4/16 = 4 × 3/16 × 3 = 12/48
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    16/48 - 12/48 = 16 - 12/48 = 4/48
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/12

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