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Subtract 5/20 from 2/6

2/6 - 5/20 is 1/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 20 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 10 = 60,
    2/6 = 2 × 10/6 × 10 = 20/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 3 = 60,
    5/20 = 5 × 3/20 × 3 = 15/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    20/60 - 15/60 = 20 - 15/60 = 5/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/12

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