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Subtract 5/70 from 3/36

3/36 - 5/70 is 1/84.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 70 is 1260
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 35 = 1260,
    3/36 = 3 × 35/36 × 35 = 105/1260
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 18 = 1260,
    5/70 = 5 × 18/70 × 18 = 90/1260
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    105/1260 - 90/1260 = 105 - 90/1260 = 15/1260
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/84

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