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Subtract 1/36 from 28/16

1st number: 1 12/16, 2nd number: 1/36

28/16 - 1/36 is 31/18.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 36 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 9 = 144,
    28/16 = 28 × 9/16 × 9 = 252/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 4 = 144,
    1/36 = 1 × 4/36 × 4 = 4/144
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    252/144 - 4/144 = 252 - 4/144 = 248/144
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 31/18
  6. In mixed form: 113/18

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