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Subtract 6/8 from 8/6

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

8/6 - 6/8 is 7/12.

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,
    6/8 = 6 × 3/8 × 3 = 18/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    32/24 - 18/24 = 32 - 18/24 = 14/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 7/12

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