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Subtract 3/7 from 8/3

1st number: 2 2/3, 2nd number: 3/7

8/3 - 3/7 is 47/21.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 7 is 21
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 7 = 21,
    8/3 = 8 × 7/3 × 7 = 56/21
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 3 = 21,
    3/7 = 3 × 3/7 × 3 = 9/21
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    56/21 - 9/21 = 56 - 9/21 = 47/21
  5. In mixed form: 25/21

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