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Subtract 40/6 from 2/15

1st number: 2/15, 2nd number: 6 4/6

2/15 - 40/6 is -98/15.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 6 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 2 = 30,
    2/15 = 2 × 2/15 × 2 = 4/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,
    40/6 = 40 × 5/6 × 5 = 200/30
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    4/30 - 200/30 = 4 - 200/30 = -196/30
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -98/15

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