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Subtract 10/8 from 1/7

1st number: 1/7, 2nd number: 1 2/8

1/7 - 10/8 is -31/28.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 8 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 8 = 56,
    1/7 = 1 × 8/7 × 8 = 8/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    10/8 = 10 × 7/8 × 7 = 70/56
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    8/56 - 70/56 = 8 - 70/56 = -62/56
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -31/28

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