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Subtract 2/8 from 1/24

1/24 - 2/8 is -5/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 8 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    1/24 = 1 × 1/24 × 1 = 1/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    2/8 = 2 × 3/8 × 3 = 6/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1/24 - 6/24 = 1 - 6/24 = -5/24

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