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Subtract 8/3 from 7/2

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

7/2 - 8/3 is 5/6.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 3 is 6
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 3 = 6,
    7/2 = 7 × 3/2 × 3 = 21/6
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 3 × 2 = 6,
    8/3 = 8 × 2/3 × 2 = 16/6
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    21/6 - 16/6 = 21 - 16/6 = 5/6

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