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Subtract 12/70 from 6/15

6/15 - 12/70 is 8/35.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 70 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 14 = 210,
    6/15 = 6 × 14/15 × 14 = 84/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 3 = 210,
    12/70 = 12 × 3/70 × 3 = 36/210
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    84/210 - 36/210 = 84 - 36/210 = 48/210
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 8/35

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