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Subtract 5/8 from 1/2

1/2 - 5/8 is -1/8.

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,
    5/8 = 5 × 1/8 × 1 = 5/8
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    4/8 - 5/8 = 4 - 5/8 = -1/8

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