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Subtract 6/24 from 3/5

3/5 - 6/24 is 7/20.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 24 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 24 = 120,
    3/5 = 3 × 24/5 × 24 = 72/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 5 = 120,
    6/24 = 6 × 5/24 × 5 = 30/120
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    72/120 - 30/120 = 72 - 30/120 = 42/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 7/20

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