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Subtract 2/6 from 35/15

1st number: 2 5/15, 2nd number: 2/6

35/15 - 2/6 is 2/1.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 6 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 2 = 30,
    35/15 = 35 × 2/15 × 2 = 70/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,
    2/6 = 2 × 5/6 × 5 = 10/30
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    70/30 - 10/30 = 70 - 10/30 = 60/30
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 2/1

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