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Subtract 5/48 from 8/3

1st number: 2 2/3, 2nd number: 5/48

8/3 - 5/48 is 41/16.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 48 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 48 × 1 = 48,
    5/48 = 5 × 1/48 × 1 = 5/48
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    128/48 - 5/48 = 128 - 5/48 = 123/48
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 41/16
  6. In mixed form: 29/16

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