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Subtract 10/8 from 2/6

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

2/6 - 10/8 is -11/12.

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,
    2/6 = 2 × 4/6 × 4 = 8/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    10/8 = 10 × 3/8 × 3 = 30/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    8/24 - 30/24 = 8 - 30/24 = -22/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -11/12

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