# How do you simplify 6/15 - 1/10?

Jun 18, 2016

$\frac{3}{10}$

#### Explanation:

When adding or subtracting fractions there must be a common denominator. In this case it is 30.

$\frac{6}{15} - \frac{1}{10}$

$= \frac{6 \times 2 - 1 \times 3}{30}$

$= \frac{12 - 3}{30}$

$= \frac{9}{30}$

$= \frac{3}{10}$

Aug 4, 2016

$\frac{3}{10}$

#### Explanation:

color(brown)( (6/15xx1)-(1/10xx1)color(blue)(" "->" "(6/15xx2/2)-(1/10xx3/3))

$\textcolor{w h i t e}{.}$

$= \frac{6 \times 2}{15 \times 2} - \frac{1 \times 3}{10 \times 3}$

$\textcolor{w h i t e}{.}$

$= \frac{12}{30} - \frac{3}{30}$

$\textcolor{w h i t e}{.}$

$= \frac{12 - 3}{30}$

$\textcolor{w h i t e}{.}$

$= \frac{9}{30} \text{ " -=" "(9-:3)/(30-:3)" " =" } \frac{3}{10}$