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Subtract 16/36 from 3/25

3/25 - 16/36 is -73/225.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 36 is 900
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 36 = 900,
    3/25 = 3 × 36/25 × 36 = 108/900
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 25 = 900,
    16/36 = 16 × 25/36 × 25 = 400/900
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    108/900 - 400/900 = 108 - 400/900 = -292/900
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -73/225

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