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Subtract 96/36 from 21/4

1st number: 5 1/4, 2nd number: 2 24/36

21/4 - 96/36 is 31/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 36 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 9 = 36,
    21/4 = 21 × 9/4 × 9 = 189/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 1 = 36,
    96/36 = 96 × 1/36 × 1 = 96/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    189/36 - 96/36 = 189 - 96/36 = 93/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 31/12
  6. In mixed form: 27/12

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