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Subtract 6/8 from 5/3

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

5/3 - 6/8 is 11/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 8 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 8 = 24,
    5/3 = 5 × 8/3 × 8 = 40/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    6/8 = 6 × 3/8 × 3 = 18/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    40/24 - 18/24 = 40 - 18/24 = 22/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 11/12

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