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Subtract 15/36 from 2/6

2/6 - 15/36 is -1/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 36 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 6 = 36,
    2/6 = 2 × 6/6 × 6 = 12/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 1 = 36,
    15/36 = 15 × 1/36 × 1 = 15/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    12/36 - 15/36 = 12 - 15/36 = -3/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/12

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