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Subtract 36/70 from 27/16

1st number: 1 11/16, 2nd number: 36/70

27/16 - 36/70 is 657/560.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 70 is 560
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 35 = 560,
    27/16 = 27 × 35/16 × 35 = 945/560
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 8 = 560,
    36/70 = 36 × 8/70 × 8 = 288/560
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    945/560 - 288/560 = 945 - 288/560 = 657/560
  5. In mixed form: 197/560

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