Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 8/6 from 4/2

1st number: 2 0/2, 2nd number: 1 2/6

4/2 - 8/6 is 2/3.

Steps for subtracting fractions

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com