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Subtract 20/18 from 15/3

1st number: 5 0/3, 2nd number: 1 2/18

15/3 - 20/18 is 35/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 18 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 6 = 18,
    15/3 = 15 × 6/3 × 6 = 90/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    20/18 = 20 × 1/18 × 1 = 20/18
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    90/18 - 20/18 = 90 - 20/18 = 70/18
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 35/9
  6. In mixed form: 38/9

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