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Subtract 5/20 from 4/21

4/21 - 5/20 is -5/84.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 21 and 20 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 21 × 20 = 420,
    4/21 = 4 × 20/21 × 20 = 80/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 21 = 420,
    5/20 = 5 × 21/20 × 21 = 105/420
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    80/420 - 105/420 = 80 - 105/420 = -25/420
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -5/84

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