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Subtract 5/6 from 4/15

4/15 - 5/6 is -17/30.

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,
    4/15 = 4 × 2/15 × 2 = 8/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,
    5/6 = 5 × 5/6 × 5 = 25/30
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    8/30 - 25/30 = 8 - 25/30 = -17/30

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