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Subtract 48/6 from 15/8

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

15/8 - 48/6 is -49/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 6 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    15/8 = 15 × 3/8 × 3 = 45/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 4 = 24,
    48/6 = 48 × 4/6 × 4 = 192/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    45/24 - 192/24 = 45 - 192/24 = -147/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -49/8

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