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Subtract 4/6 from 4/2

1st number: 2 0/2, 2nd number: 4/6

4/2 - 4/6 is 4/3.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 6 is 6
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 3 = 6,
    4/2 = 4 × 3/2 × 3 = 12/6
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 1 = 6,
    4/6 = 4 × 1/6 × 1 = 4/6
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    12/6 - 4/6 = 12 - 4/6 = 8/6
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 4/3
  6. In mixed form: 11/3

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