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Subtract 6/36 from 24/21

1st number: 1 3/21, 2nd number: 6/36

24/21 - 6/36 is 41/42.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 21 and 36 is 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 21 × 12 = 252,
    24/21 = 24 × 12/21 × 12 = 288/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 7 = 252,
    6/36 = 6 × 7/36 × 7 = 42/252
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    288/252 - 42/252 = 288 - 42/252 = 246/252
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 41/42

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