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Subtract 54/8 from 1/2

1st number: 1/2, 2nd number: 6 6/8

1/2 - 54/8 is -25/4.

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,
    1/2 = 1 × 4/2 × 4 = 4/8
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,
    54/8 = 54 × 1/8 × 1 = 54/8
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    4/8 - 54/8 = 4 - 54/8 = -50/8
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -25/4

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