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Subtract 8/6 from 2/5

1st number: 2/5, 2nd number: 1 2/6

2/5 - 8/6 is -14/15.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 6 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 6 = 30,
    2/5 = 2 × 6/5 × 6 = 12/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,
    8/6 = 8 × 5/6 × 5 = 40/30
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    12/30 - 40/30 = 12 - 40/30 = -28/30
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -14/15

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