What is the resulting fraction when we subtract 5/8 with 1/8. Give the answer in the simplest form.
Let's write down these fractions:
From here, we can see that we are dealing with fractions with like denominators.
Since the denominators are the same, we can just subtract the numerators together and keep the denominators the same. This is illustrated below:
Now, by subtracting 5 with 1, we have the fraction as 4/8:
Notice that we can simplify this fraction, by dividing both the numerator and denominator with 4. This gives the fraction, 1/2:
Here, we can no longer able to further simplify 1/2. Therefore, the answer is D.
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