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Subtract 36/24 from 28/5

1st number: 5 3/5, 2nd number: 1 12/24

28/5 - 36/24 is 41/10.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 24 is 120

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 24 = 120,
    28/5 = 28 × 24/5 × 24 = 672/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 5 = 120,
    36/24 = 36 × 5/24 × 5 = 180/120
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    672/120 - 180/120 = 672 - 180/120 = 492/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 41/10
  6. In mixed form: 41/10

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