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Subtract 5/24 from 8/3

1st number: 2 2/3, 2nd number: 5/24

8/3 - 5/24 is 59/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 24 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 8 = 24,
    8/3 = 8 × 8/3 × 8 = 64/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    5/24 = 5 × 1/24 × 1 = 5/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    64/24 - 5/24 = 64 - 5/24 = 59/24
  5. In mixed form: 211/24

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