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Subtract 4/8 from 6/2

1st number: 3 0/2, 2nd number: 4/8

6/2 - 4/8 is 5/2.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 8 is 8
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 4 = 8,
    6/2 = 6 × 4/2 × 4 = 24/8
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,
    4/8 = 4 × 1/8 × 1 = 4/8
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    24/8 - 4/8 = 24 - 4/8 = 20/8
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 5/2
  6. In mixed form: 21/2

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