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Subtract 1/5 from 6/4

1st number: 1 2/4, 2nd number: 1/5

6/4 - 1/5 is 13/10.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 5 is 20
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 5 = 20,
    6/4 = 6 × 5/4 × 5 = 30/20
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 4 = 20,
    1/5 = 1 × 4/5 × 4 = 4/20
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    30/20 - 4/20 = 30 - 4/20 = 26/20
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 13/10
  6. In mixed form: 13/10

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