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Subtract 6/9 from 10/5

1st number: 2 0/5, 2nd number: 6/9

10/5 - 6/9 is 4/3.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 9 is 45
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 9 = 45,
    10/5 = 10 × 9/5 × 9 = 90/45
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 5 = 45,
    6/9 = 6 × 5/9 × 5 = 30/45
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    90/45 - 30/45 = 90 - 30/45 = 60/45
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 4/3
  6. In mixed form: 11/3

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