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Subtract 5/30 from 20/8

1st number: 2 4/8, 2nd number: 5/30

20/8 - 5/30 is 7/3.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 30 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 15 = 120,
    20/8 = 20 × 15/8 × 15 = 300/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 4 = 120,
    5/30 = 5 × 4/30 × 4 = 20/120
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    300/120 - 20/120 = 300 - 20/120 = 280/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 7/3
  6. In mixed form: 21/3

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