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Subtract 2/8 from 8/6

1st number: 1 2/6, 2nd number: 2/8

8/6 - 2/8 is 13/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 8 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 4 = 24,
    8/6 = 8 × 4/6 × 4 = 32/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    2/8 = 2 × 3/8 × 3 = 6/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    32/24 - 6/24 = 32 - 6/24 = 26/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 13/12
  6. In mixed form: 11/12

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