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Subtract 2/8 from 1/2

1/2 - 2/8 is 1/4.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 8 is 8
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 4 = 8,
    1/2 = 1 × 4/2 × 4 = 4/8
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,
    2/8 = 2 × 1/8 × 1 = 2/8
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    4/8 - 2/8 = 4 - 2/8 = 2/8
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/4

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