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Subtract 5/16 from 8/6

1st number: 1 2/6, 2nd number: 5/16

8/6 - 5/16 is 49/48.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 16 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 8 = 48,
    8/6 = 8 × 8/6 × 8 = 64/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    5/16 = 5 × 3/16 × 3 = 15/48
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    64/48 - 15/48 = 64 - 15/48 = 49/48
  5. In mixed form: 11/48

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