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Subtract 15/6 from 20/8

1st number: 2 4/8, 2nd number: 2 3/6

20/8 - 15/6 is 0/1.

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,
    20/8 = 20 × 3/8 × 3 = 60/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 4 = 24,
    15/6 = 15 × 4/6 × 4 = 60/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    60/24 - 60/24 = 60 - 60/24 = 0/24
  5. The answer is 0

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