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Subtract 4/10 from 15/6

1st number: 2 3/6, 2nd number: 4/10

15/6 - 4/10 is 21/10.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 10 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,
    15/6 = 15 × 5/6 × 5 = 75/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 3 = 30,
    4/10 = 4 × 3/10 × 3 = 12/30
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    75/30 - 12/30 = 75 - 12/30 = 63/30
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 21/10
  6. In mixed form: 21/10

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