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Subtract 2/8 from 35/84

35/84 - 2/8 is 1/6.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 8 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 2 = 168,
    35/84 = 35 × 2/84 × 2 = 70/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 21 = 168,
    2/8 = 2 × 21/8 × 21 = 42/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    70/168 - 42/168 = 70 - 42/168 = 28/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/6

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