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Subtract 2/36 from 14/8

1st number: 1 6/8, 2nd number: 2/36

14/8 - 2/36 is 61/36.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 36 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    14/8 = 14 × 9/8 × 9 = 126/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 2 = 72,
    2/36 = 2 × 2/36 × 2 = 4/72
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    126/72 - 4/72 = 126 - 4/72 = 122/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 61/36
  6. In mixed form: 125/36

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