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Subtract 3/4 from 2/8

2/8 - 3/4 is -1/2.

Steps for subtracting fractions

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

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