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Subtract 8/6 from 2/8

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

2/8 - 8/6 is -13/12.

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,
    2/8 = 2 × 3/8 × 3 = 6/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 4 = 24,
    8/6 = 8 × 4/6 × 4 = 32/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    6/24 - 32/24 = 6 - 32/24 = -26/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -13/12

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