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Subtract 5/6 from 3/5

3/5 - 5/6 is -7/30.

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,
    3/5 = 3 × 6/5 × 6 = 18/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,
    5/6 = 5 × 5/6 × 5 = 25/30
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    18/30 - 25/30 = 18 - 25/30 = -7/30

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