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Subtract 10/6 from 8/2

1st number: 4 0/2, 2nd number: 1 4/6

8/2 - 10/6 is 7/3.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 6 is 6
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 3 = 6,
    8/2 = 8 × 3/2 × 3 = 24/6
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 1 = 6,
    10/6 = 10 × 1/6 × 1 = 10/6
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    24/6 - 10/6 = 24 - 10/6 = 14/6
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 7/3
  6. In mixed form: 21/3

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