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Subtract 70/36 from 20/5

1st number: 4 0/5, 2nd number: 1 34/36

20/5 - 70/36 is 37/18.

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,
    20/5 = 20 × 36/5 × 36 = 720/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 5 = 180,
    70/36 = 70 × 5/36 × 5 = 350/180
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    720/180 - 350/180 = 720 - 350/180 = 370/180
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 37/18
  6. In mixed form: 21/18

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