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Subtract 8/6 from 5/3

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

5/3 - 8/6 is 1/3.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 6 is 6
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 2 = 6,
    5/3 = 5 × 2/3 × 2 = 10/6
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 1 = 6,
    8/6 = 8 × 1/6 × 1 = 8/6
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    10/6 - 8/6 = 10 - 8/6 = 2/6
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/3

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