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Subtract 5/36 from 10/5

1st number: 2 0/5, 2nd number: 5/36

10/5 - 5/36 is 67/36.

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,
    10/5 = 10 × 36/5 × 36 = 360/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 5 = 180,
    5/36 = 5 × 5/36 × 5 = 25/180
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    360/180 - 25/180 = 360 - 25/180 = 335/180
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 67/36
  6. In mixed form: 131/36

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