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Subtract 10/18 from 8/4

1st number: 2 0/4, 2nd number: 10/18

8/4 - 10/18 is 13/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 18 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 9 = 36,
    8/4 = 8 × 9/4 × 9 = 72/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 2 = 36,
    10/18 = 10 × 2/18 × 2 = 20/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    72/36 - 20/36 = 72 - 20/36 = 52/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 13/9
  6. In mixed form: 14/9

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