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Subtract 2/8 from 1/30

1/30 - 2/8 is -13/60.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 8 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 4 = 120,
    1/30 = 1 × 4/30 × 4 = 4/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 15 = 120,
    2/8 = 2 × 15/8 × 15 = 30/120
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    4/120 - 30/120 = 4 - 30/120 = -26/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -13/60

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