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Subtract 6/16 from 3/5

3/5 - 6/16 is 9/40.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 16 is 80
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 16 = 80,
    3/5 = 3 × 16/5 × 16 = 48/80
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 5 = 80,
    6/16 = 6 × 5/16 × 5 = 30/80
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    48/80 - 30/80 = 48 - 30/80 = 18/80
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 9/40

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