Here's how to subtract 1/6 from 5/6:
Since our denominators match, we can subtract the numerators.
5 − 1 = 4
So the answer is:
Last of all, we need to simplify the fraction, if possible. Can it be reduced to a simpler fraction?
To find out, we try dividing it by 2...
Are both the numerator and the denominator evenly divisible by 2? Yes! So we reduce it:
Let's try dividing by 2 again...
Nope! So now we try the next greatest prime number, 3...
No good. 3 is larger than 2. So we're done reducing.There you have it! The final answer is: