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Subtract 5/36 from 28/40

28/40 - 5/36 is 101/180.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 36 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,
    28/40 = 28 × 9/40 × 9 = 252/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 10 = 360,
    5/36 = 5 × 10/36 × 10 = 50/360
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    252/360 - 50/360 = 252 - 50/360 = 202/360
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 101/180

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