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Subtract 2/27 from 4/8

4/8 - 2/27 is 23/54.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 27 is 216
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 27 = 216,
    4/8 = 4 × 27/8 × 27 = 108/216
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 8 = 216,
    2/27 = 2 × 8/27 × 8 = 16/216
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    108/216 - 16/216 = 108 - 16/216 = 92/216
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 23/54

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