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Subtract 21/6 from 24/3

1st number: 8 0/3, 2nd number: 3 3/6

24/3 - 21/6 is 9/2.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 6 is 6
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 2 = 6,
    24/3 = 24 × 2/3 × 2 = 48/6
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 1 = 6,
    21/6 = 21 × 1/6 × 1 = 21/6
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    48/6 - 21/6 = 48 - 21/6 = 27/6
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 9/2
  6. In mixed form: 41/2

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