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Subtract 1/8 from 20/6

1st number: 3 2/6, 2nd number: 1/8

20/6 - 1/8 is 77/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 8 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 4 = 24,
    20/6 = 20 × 4/6 × 4 = 80/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    1/8 = 1 × 3/8 × 3 = 3/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    80/24 - 3/24 = 80 - 3/24 = 77/24
  5. In mixed form: 35/24

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