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Subtract 1/6 from 12/5

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

12/5 - 1/6 is 67/30.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 6 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 6 = 30,
    12/5 = 12 × 6/5 × 6 = 72/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,
    1/6 = 1 × 5/6 × 5 = 5/30
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    72/30 - 5/30 = 72 - 5/30 = 67/30
  5. In mixed form: 27/30

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