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Subtract 5/16 from 35/18

1st number: 1 17/18, 2nd number: 5/16

35/18 - 5/16 is 235/144.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 16 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 8 = 144,
    35/18 = 35 × 8/18 × 8 = 280/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 9 = 144,
    5/16 = 5 × 9/16 × 9 = 45/144
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    280/144 - 45/144 = 280 - 45/144 = 235/144
  5. In mixed form: 191/144

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