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Subtract 3/30 from 8/2

1st number: 4 0/2, 2nd number: 3/30

8/2 - 3/30 is 39/10.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 30 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 15 = 30,
    8/2 = 8 × 15/2 × 15 = 120/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 1 = 30,
    3/30 = 3 × 1/30 × 1 = 3/30
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    120/30 - 3/30 = 120 - 3/30 = 117/30
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 39/10
  6. In mixed form: 39/10

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