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Subtract 5/10 from 54/15

1st number: 3 9/15, 2nd number: 5/10

54/15 - 5/10 is 31/10.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 10 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 2 = 30,
    54/15 = 54 × 2/15 × 2 = 108/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 3 = 30,
    5/10 = 5 × 3/10 × 3 = 15/30
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    108/30 - 15/30 = 108 - 15/30 = 93/30
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 31/10
  6. In mixed form: 31/10

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