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Subtract 35/6 from 30/8

1st number: 3 6/8, 2nd number: 5 5/6

30/8 - 35/6 is -25/12.

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,
    30/8 = 30 × 3/8 × 3 = 90/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 4 = 24,
    35/6 = 35 × 4/6 × 4 = 140/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    90/24 - 140/24 = 90 - 140/24 = -50/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -25/12

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