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Subtract 18/8 from 45/2

1st number: 22 1/2, 2nd number: 2 2/8

45/2 - 18/8 is 81/4.

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,
    45/2 = 45 × 4/2 × 4 = 180/8
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,
    18/8 = 18 × 1/8 × 1 = 18/8
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    180/8 - 18/8 = 180 - 18/8 = 162/8
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 81/4
  6. In mixed form: 201/4

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