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Subtract 3/8 from 5/6

5/6 - 3/8 is 11/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 8 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 4 = 24,
    5/6 = 5 × 4/6 × 4 = 20/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    3/8 = 3 × 3/8 × 3 = 9/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    20/24 - 9/24 = 20 - 9/24 = 11/24

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