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Subtract 6/9 from 10/20

10/20 - 6/9 is -1/6.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 9 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 9 = 180,
    10/20 = 10 × 9/20 × 9 = 90/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 20 = 180,
    6/9 = 6 × 20/9 × 20 = 120/180
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    90/180 - 120/180 = 90 - 120/180 = -30/180
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/6

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