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Subtract 5/4 from 8/3

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

8/3 - 5/4 is 17/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 4 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 4 = 12,
    8/3 = 8 × 4/3 × 4 = 32/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 3 = 12,
    5/4 = 5 × 3/4 × 3 = 15/12
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    32/12 - 15/12 = 32 - 15/12 = 17/12
  5. In mixed form: 15/12

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