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Subtract 5/6 from 50/20

1st number: 2 10/20, 2nd number: 5/6

50/20 - 5/6 is 5/3.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 6 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 6 × 10 = 60,
    5/6 = 5 × 10/6 × 10 = 50/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    150/60 - 50/60 = 150 - 50/60 = 100/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 5/3
  6. In mixed form: 12/3

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