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Subtract 2/16 from 2/4

2/4 - 2/16 is 3/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 16 is 16
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 4 = 16,
    2/4 = 2 × 4/4 × 4 = 8/16
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 1 = 16,
    2/16 = 2 × 1/16 × 1 = 2/16
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    8/16 - 2/16 = 8 - 2/16 = 6/16
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 3/8

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