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Subtract 2/8 from 14/4

1st number: 3 2/4, 2nd number: 2/8

14/4 - 2/8 is 13/4.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 8 is 8
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 2 = 8,
    14/4 = 14 × 2/4 × 2 = 28/8
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,
    2/8 = 2 × 1/8 × 1 = 2/8
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    28/8 - 2/8 = 28 - 2/8 = 26/8
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 13/4
  6. In mixed form: 31/4

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