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Subtract 36/20 from 1/35

1st number: 1/35, 2nd number: 1 16/20

1/35 - 36/20 is -62/35.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 20 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 4 = 140,
    1/35 = 1 × 4/35 × 4 = 4/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 7 = 140,
    36/20 = 36 × 7/20 × 7 = 252/140
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    4/140 - 252/140 = 4 - 252/140 = -248/140
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -62/35

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