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Subtract 1/8 from 15/6

1st number: 2 3/6, 2nd number: 1/8

15/6 - 1/8 is 19/8.

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,
    15/6 = 15 × 4/6 × 4 = 60/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    1/8 = 1 × 3/8 × 3 = 3/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    60/24 - 3/24 = 60 - 3/24 = 57/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 19/8
  6. In mixed form: 23/8

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