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Subtract 2/10 from 6/16

6/16 - 2/10 is 7/40.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 10 is 80
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 5 = 80,
    6/16 = 6 × 5/16 × 5 = 30/80
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 8 = 80,
    2/10 = 2 × 8/10 × 8 = 16/80
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    30/80 - 16/80 = 30 - 16/80 = 14/80
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 7/40

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