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Subtract 3/15 from 50/20

1st number: 2 10/20, 2nd number: 3/15

50/20 - 3/15 is 23/10.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 15 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 3 = 60,
    50/20 = 50 × 3/20 × 3 = 150/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 4 = 60,
    3/15 = 3 × 4/15 × 4 = 12/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    150/60 - 12/60 = 150 - 12/60 = 138/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 23/10
  6. In mixed form: 23/10

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