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Subtract 5/4 from 8/6

1st number: 1 2/6, 2nd number: 1 1/4

8/6 - 5/4 is 1/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 4 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 2 = 12,
    8/6 = 8 × 2/6 × 2 = 16/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 3 = 12,
    5/4 = 5 × 3/4 × 3 = 15/12
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    16/12 - 15/12 = 16 - 15/12 = 1/12

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