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Subtract 6/9 from 2/8

2/8 - 6/9 is -5/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 9 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    2/8 = 2 × 9/8 × 9 = 18/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    6/9 = 6 × 8/9 × 8 = 48/72
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    18/72 - 48/72 = 18 - 48/72 = -30/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -5/12

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