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Subtract 84/5 from 5/30

1st number: 5/30, 2nd number: 16 4/5

5/30 - 84/5 is -499/30.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 5 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 1 = 30,
    5/30 = 5 × 1/30 × 1 = 5/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 6 = 30,
    84/5 = 84 × 6/5 × 6 = 504/30
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    5/30 - 504/30 = 5 - 504/30 = -499/30

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