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Subtract 3/6 from 49/8

1st number: 6 1/8, 2nd number: 3/6

49/8 - 3/6 is 45/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 6 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    49/8 = 49 × 3/8 × 3 = 147/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 4 = 24,
    3/6 = 3 × 4/6 × 4 = 12/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    147/24 - 12/24 = 147 - 12/24 = 135/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 45/8
  6. In mixed form: 55/8

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