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Subtract 9/10 from 3/6

3/6 - 9/10 is -2/5.

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,
    3/6 = 3 × 5/6 × 5 = 15/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 3 = 30,
    9/10 = 9 × 3/10 × 3 = 27/30
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    15/30 - 27/30 = 15 - 27/30 = -12/30
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -2/5

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