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Subtract 4/8 from 5/2

1st number: 2 1/2, 2nd number: 4/8

5/2 - 4/8 is 2/1.

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,
    5/2 = 5 × 4/2 × 4 = 20/8
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,
    4/8 = 4 × 1/8 × 1 = 4/8
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    20/8 - 4/8 = 20 - 4/8 = 16/8
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 2/1

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