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Subtract 20/15 from 9/2

1st number: 4 1/2, 2nd number: 1 5/15

9/2 - 20/15 is 19/6.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 15 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 15 = 30,
    9/2 = 9 × 15/2 × 15 = 135/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 2 = 30,
    20/15 = 20 × 2/15 × 2 = 40/30
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    135/30 - 40/30 = 135 - 40/30 = 95/30
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 19/6
  6. In mixed form: 31/6

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