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Subtract 4/30 from 8/15

8/15 - 4/30 is 2/5.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 30 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 30 × 1 = 30,
    4/30 = 4 × 1/30 × 1 = 4/30
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    16/30 - 4/30 = 16 - 4/30 = 12/30
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 2/5

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