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Subtract 20/48 from 1/6

1/6 - 20/48 is -1/4.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 48 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 8 = 48,
    1/6 = 1 × 8/6 × 8 = 8/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 1 = 48,
    20/48 = 20 × 1/48 × 1 = 20/48
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    8/48 - 20/48 = 8 - 20/48 = -12/48
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/4

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