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Subtract 30/18 from 30/6

1st number: 5 0/6, 2nd number: 1 12/18

30/6 - 30/18 is 10/3.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 18 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 3 = 18,
    30/6 = 30 × 3/6 × 3 = 90/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    30/18 = 30 × 1/18 × 1 = 30/18
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    90/18 - 30/18 = 90 - 30/18 = 60/18
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 10/3
  6. In mixed form: 31/3

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