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Subtract 6/24 from 30/8

1st number: 3 6/8, 2nd number: 6/24

30/8 - 6/24 is 7/2.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 24 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 24 × 1 = 24,
    6/24 = 6 × 1/24 × 1 = 6/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    90/24 - 6/24 = 90 - 6/24 = 84/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 7/2
  6. In mixed form: 31/2

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