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Subtract 2/8 from 5/63

5/63 - 2/8 is -43/252.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 63 and 8 is 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 63 × 8 = 504,
    5/63 = 5 × 8/63 × 8 = 40/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 63 = 504,
    2/8 = 2 × 63/8 × 63 = 126/504
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    40/504 - 126/504 = 40 - 126/504 = -86/504
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -43/252

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