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Subtract 8/6 from 15/30

1st number: 15/30, 2nd number: 1 2/6

15/30 - 8/6 is -5/6.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 6 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 1 = 30,
    15/30 = 15 × 1/30 × 1 = 15/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,
    8/6 = 8 × 5/6 × 5 = 40/30
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    15/30 - 40/30 = 15 - 40/30 = -25/30
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -5/6

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