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Subtract 4/20 from 24/15

1st number: 1 9/15, 2nd number: 4/20

24/15 - 4/20 is 7/5.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 20 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 4 = 60,
    24/15 = 24 × 4/15 × 4 = 96/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 3 = 60,
    4/20 = 4 × 3/20 × 3 = 12/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    96/60 - 12/60 = 96 - 12/60 = 84/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 7/5
  6. In mixed form: 12/5

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