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Subtract 15/16 from 8/3

1st number: 2 2/3, 2nd number: 15/16

8/3 - 15/16 is 83/48.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 16 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 16 = 48,
    8/3 = 8 × 16/3 × 16 = 128/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    15/16 = 15 × 3/16 × 3 = 45/48
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    128/48 - 45/48 = 128 - 45/48 = 83/48
  5. In mixed form: 135/48

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