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Subtract 7/36 from 1/5

1/5 - 7/36 is 1/180.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 36 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 36 = 180,
    1/5 = 1 × 36/5 × 36 = 36/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 5 = 180,
    7/36 = 7 × 5/36 × 5 = 35/180
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    36/180 - 35/180 = 36 - 35/180 = 1/180

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