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Subtract 8/12 from 5/2

1st number: 2 1/2, 2nd number: 8/12

5/2 - 8/12 is 11/6.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 12 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 6 = 12,
    5/2 = 5 × 6/2 × 6 = 30/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    8/12 = 8 × 1/12 × 1 = 8/12
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    30/12 - 8/12 = 30 - 8/12 = 22/12
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 11/6
  6. In mixed form: 15/6

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