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Subtract 5/30 from 84/4

1st number: 21 0/4, 2nd number: 5/30

84/4 - 5/30 is 125/6.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 30 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 15 = 60,
    84/4 = 84 × 15/4 × 15 = 1260/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 2 = 60,
    5/30 = 5 × 2/30 × 2 = 10/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1260/60 - 10/60 = 1260 - 10/60 = 1250/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 125/6
  6. In mixed form: 205/6

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