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Subtract 3/18 from 8/3

1st number: 2 2/3, 2nd number: 3/18

8/3 - 3/18 is 5/2.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 18 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 6 = 18,
    8/3 = 8 × 6/3 × 6 = 48/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    3/18 = 3 × 1/18 × 1 = 3/18
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    48/18 - 3/18 = 48 - 3/18 = 45/18
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 5/2
  6. In mixed form: 21/2

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