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Subtract 5/8 from 3/6

3/6 - 5/8 is -1/8.

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,
    3/6 = 3 × 4/6 × 4 = 12/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    5/8 = 5 × 3/8 × 3 = 15/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    12/24 - 15/24 = 12 - 15/24 = -3/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/8

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