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Subtract 18/8 from 63/2

1st number: 31 1/2, 2nd number: 2 2/8

63/2 - 18/8 is 117/4.

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,
    63/2 = 63 × 4/2 × 4 = 252/8
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,
    18/8 = 18 × 1/8 × 1 = 18/8
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    252/8 - 18/8 = 252 - 18/8 = 234/8
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 117/4
  6. In mixed form: 291/4

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