# What is 6/10 - 2/5?

getcalc.com's **two fractions subtraction calculator** is an online basic math function tool to find what's the equivalent fraction for difference between two fractional numbers with different, unequal or unlike denominators 6/10 and 2/5.

6/10 - 2/5 = 10/50 as simplified as 1/5 in fraction form

6/10 - 2/5 = 0.2 in decimal form

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## How to Find Equivalent Fraction for 6/10-2/5?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is the difference between two fractions by subtracting a fraction 2/5 from 6/10. For different, unequal or unlike denominators, use any one of the following methods to find the equivalent fraction for 6/10 minus 2/5.

1. LCM method

2. Cross multiplication method.

__Problem and Workout - LCM Method__

What is 6/10 minus 2/5 as a fraction by subtraction using LCM method?

step 1 Address *formula*, input parameters and values.

Input parameters and values:

6/10 & 2/5

6/10-2/5 = ?

step 2 For unequal denominators, find the LCM (least common multiple) for both denominators

The LCM for 10 and 5 is 10.

step 3 To have the common denominator, multiply the LCM with both numerator and denominator

=(6 x 10)/(10 x 10)-(2 x 10)/(5 x 10)

=6/10-4/10

=(6 - 4)/10

step 4 Find difference between numerators and rewrite it in a single form.

= *2/10*

=1/5

6/10-2/5=1/5

By using LCM method, **1/5** is the equivalent fraction by subtracting 2/5 from 6/10.

__Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method__

step 1 Address formula and input values.

Input values:

6/10 & 2/5

6/10 - 2/5 = ?

step 2 Cross multiply both numerator and denominator, multiply both denominators and rewrite as below

= (6 x 5) - (2 x 10)/(10 x 5)

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction

= (30 - 20)/50

= 10/50

= 1/5

6/10-2/5 = 1/5

By using cross multiplication method, **1/5** is the difference between two fractions 6/10 and 2/5.