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Subtract 18/8 from 1/6

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

1/6 - 18/8 is -25/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 8 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 4 = 24,
    1/6 = 1 × 4/6 × 4 = 4/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    18/8 = 18 × 3/8 × 3 = 54/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    4/24 - 54/24 = 4 - 54/24 = -50/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -25/12

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