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Subtract 9/8 from 2/36

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

2/36 - 9/8 is -77/72.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 8 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 2 = 72,
    2/36 = 2 × 2/36 × 2 = 4/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    9/8 = 9 × 9/8 × 9 = 81/72
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    4/72 - 81/72 = 4 - 81/72 = -77/72

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