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Subtract 5/6 from 6/2

1st number: 3 0/2, 2nd number: 5/6

6/2 - 5/6 is 13/6.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 6 is 6
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 3 = 6,
    6/2 = 6 × 3/2 × 3 = 18/6
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 1 = 6,
    5/6 = 5 × 1/6 × 1 = 5/6
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    18/6 - 5/6 = 18 - 5/6 = 13/6
  5. In mixed form: 21/6

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