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Subtract 7/8 from 3/2

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

3/2 - 7/8 is 5/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 8 is 8
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 4 = 8,
    3/2 = 3 × 4/2 × 4 = 12/8
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,
    7/8 = 7 × 1/8 × 1 = 7/8
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    12/8 - 7/8 = 12 - 7/8 = 5/8

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