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Subtract 48/6 from 15/2

1st number: 7 1/2, 2nd number: 8 0/6

15/2 - 48/6 is -1/2.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 6 is 6
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 3 = 6,
    15/2 = 15 × 3/2 × 3 = 45/6
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 1 = 6,
    48/6 = 48 × 1/6 × 1 = 48/6
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    45/6 - 48/6 = 45 - 48/6 = -3/6
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/2

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