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Subtract 5/30 from 4/8

4/8 - 5/30 is 1/3.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 30 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 15 = 120,
    4/8 = 4 × 15/8 × 15 = 60/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 4 = 120,
    5/30 = 5 × 4/30 × 4 = 20/120
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    60/120 - 20/120 = 60 - 20/120 = 40/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/3

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