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Subtract 20/6 from 5/15

1st number: 5/15, 2nd number: 3 2/6

5/15 - 20/6 is -3/1.

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,
    5/15 = 5 × 2/15 × 2 = 10/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,
    20/6 = 20 × 5/6 × 5 = 100/30
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    10/30 - 100/30 = 10 - 100/30 = -90/30
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -3/1

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