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Subtract 4/20 from 8/6

1st number: 1 2/6, 2nd number: 4/20

8/6 - 4/20 is 17/15.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 20 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 10 = 60,
    8/6 = 8 × 10/6 × 10 = 80/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 3 = 60,
    4/20 = 4 × 3/20 × 3 = 12/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    80/60 - 12/60 = 80 - 12/60 = 68/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 17/15
  6. In mixed form: 12/15

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