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Subtract 24/40 from 20/6

1st number: 3 2/6, 2nd number: 24/40

20/6 - 24/40 is 41/15.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 40 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 20 = 120,
    20/6 = 20 × 20/6 × 20 = 400/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    24/40 = 24 × 3/40 × 3 = 72/120
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    400/120 - 72/120 = 400 - 72/120 = 328/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 41/15
  6. In mixed form: 211/15

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