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Subtract 3/25 from 20/8

1st number: 2 4/8, 2nd number: 3/25

20/8 - 3/25 is 119/50.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 25 is 200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 25 = 200,
    20/8 = 20 × 25/8 × 25 = 500/200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 25 × 8 = 200,
    3/25 = 3 × 8/25 × 8 = 24/200
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    500/200 - 24/200 = 500 - 24/200 = 476/200
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 119/50
  6. In mixed form: 219/50

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