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Subtract 40/6 from 15/10

1st number: 1 5/10, 2nd number: 6 4/6

15/10 - 40/6 is -31/6.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 6 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 3 = 30,
    15/10 = 15 × 3/10 × 3 = 45/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,
    40/6 = 40 × 5/6 × 5 = 200/30
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    45/30 - 200/30 = 45 - 200/30 = -155/30
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -31/6

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