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Subtract 8/4 from 1/2

1st number: 1/2, 2nd number: 2 0/4

1/2 - 8/4 is -3/2.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 4 is 4
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 2 = 4,
    1/2 = 1 × 2/2 × 2 = 2/4
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 1 = 4,
    8/4 = 8 × 1/4 × 1 = 8/4
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    2/4 - 8/4 = 2 - 8/4 = -6/4
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -3/2

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