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Subtract 1/8 from 5/4

1st number: 1 1/4, 2nd number: 1/8

5/4 - 1/8 is 9/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 8 is 8
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 2 = 8,
    5/4 = 5 × 2/4 × 2 = 10/8
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,
    1/8 = 1 × 1/8 × 1 = 1/8
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    10/8 - 1/8 = 10 - 1/8 = 9/8
  5. In mixed form: 11/8

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