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Subtract 8/30 from 2/4

2/4 - 8/30 is 7/30.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 30 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 15 = 60,
    2/4 = 2 × 15/4 × 15 = 30/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 2 = 60,
    8/30 = 8 × 2/30 × 2 = 16/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    30/60 - 16/60 = 30 - 16/60 = 14/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 7/30

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