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Subtract 3/18 from 6/5

1st number: 1 1/5, 2nd number: 3/18

6/5 - 3/18 is 31/30.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 18 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 18 = 90,
    6/5 = 6 × 18/5 × 18 = 108/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 5 = 90,
    3/18 = 3 × 5/18 × 5 = 15/90
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    108/90 - 15/90 = 108 - 15/90 = 93/90
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 31/30
  6. In mixed form: 11/30

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