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Subtract 5/90 from 2/6

2/6 - 5/90 is 5/18.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 90 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 15 = 90,
    2/6 = 2 × 15/6 × 15 = 30/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 90 × 1 = 90,
    5/90 = 5 × 1/90 × 1 = 5/90
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    30/90 - 5/90 = 30 - 5/90 = 25/90
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 5/18

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