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Subtract 2/8 from 6/3

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

6/3 - 2/8 is 7/4.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 8 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 8 = 24,
    6/3 = 6 × 8/3 × 8 = 48/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    2/8 = 2 × 3/8 × 3 = 6/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    48/24 - 6/24 = 48 - 6/24 = 42/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 7/4
  6. In mixed form: 13/4

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