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Subtract 3/7 from 8/4

1st number: 2 0/4, 2nd number: 3/7

8/4 - 3/7 is 11/7.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 7 is 28
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 7 = 28,
    8/4 = 8 × 7/4 × 7 = 56/28
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 4 = 28,
    3/7 = 3 × 4/7 × 4 = 12/28
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    56/28 - 12/28 = 56 - 12/28 = 44/28
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 11/7
  6. In mixed form: 14/7

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