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Subtract 6/20 from 7/5

1st number: 1 2/5, 2nd number: 6/20

7/5 - 6/20 is 11/10.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 20 is 20
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 4 = 20,
    7/5 = 7 × 4/5 × 4 = 28/20
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 1 = 20,
    6/20 = 6 × 1/20 × 1 = 6/20
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    28/20 - 6/20 = 28 - 6/20 = 22/20
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 11/10
  6. In mixed form: 11/10

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