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Subtract 1/4 from 5/2

1st number: 2 1/2, 2nd number: 1/4

5/2 - 1/4 is 9/4.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 4 is 4
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 2 = 4,
    5/2 = 5 × 2/2 × 2 = 10/4
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 1 = 4,
    1/4 = 1 × 1/4 × 1 = 1/4
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    10/4 - 1/4 = 10 - 1/4 = 9/4
  5. In mixed form: 21/4

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