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Subtract 5/8 from 12/2

1st number: 6 0/2, 2nd number: 5/8

12/2 - 5/8 is 43/8.

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,
    12/2 = 12 × 4/2 × 4 = 48/8
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,
    5/8 = 5 × 1/8 × 1 = 5/8
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    48/8 - 5/8 = 48 - 5/8 = 43/8
  5. In mixed form: 53/8

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