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Subtract 8/6 from 1/2

1st number: 1/2, 2nd number: 1 2/6

1/2 - 8/6 is -5/6.

Steps for subtracting fractions

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

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