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Subtract 35/27 from 28/20

1st number: 1 8/20, 2nd number: 1 8/27

28/20 - 35/27 is 14/135.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 27 is 540
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 27 = 540,
    28/20 = 28 × 27/20 × 27 = 756/540
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 20 = 540,
    35/27 = 35 × 20/27 × 20 = 700/540
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    756/540 - 700/540 = 756 - 700/540 = 56/540
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 14/135

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