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Subtract 5/36 from 2/6

2/6 - 5/36 is 7/36.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 36 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 6 = 36,
    2/6 = 2 × 6/6 × 6 = 12/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 1 = 36,
    5/36 = 5 × 1/36 × 1 = 5/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    12/36 - 5/36 = 12 - 5/36 = 7/36

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