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Subtract 8/4 from 5/3

1st number: 1 2/3, 2nd number: 2 0/4

5/3 - 8/4 is -1/3.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 4 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 4 = 12,
    5/3 = 5 × 4/3 × 4 = 20/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 3 = 12,
    8/4 = 8 × 3/4 × 3 = 24/12
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    20/12 - 24/12 = 20 - 24/12 = -4/12
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/3

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