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Subtract 3/6 from 8/15

8/15 - 3/6 is 1/30.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 6 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 2 = 30,
    8/15 = 8 × 2/15 × 2 = 16/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,
    3/6 = 3 × 5/6 × 5 = 15/30
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    16/30 - 15/30 = 16 - 15/30 = 1/30

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