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Subtract 18/8 from 4/2

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

4/2 - 18/8 is -1/4.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 8 is 8
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 4 = 8,
    4/2 = 4 × 4/2 × 4 = 16/8
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,
    18/8 = 18 × 1/8 × 1 = 18/8
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    16/8 - 18/8 = 16 - 18/8 = -2/8
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/4

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