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Subtract 4/8 from 12/6

1st number: 2 0/6, 2nd number: 4/8

12/6 - 4/8 is 3/2.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 8 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 4 = 24,
    12/6 = 12 × 4/6 × 4 = 48/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    4/8 = 4 × 3/8 × 3 = 12/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    48/24 - 12/24 = 48 - 12/24 = 36/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 3/2
  6. In mixed form: 11/2

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