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Subtract 3/16 from 35/20

1st number: 1 15/20, 2nd number: 3/16

35/20 - 3/16 is 25/16.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 16 is 80
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 4 = 80,
    35/20 = 35 × 4/20 × 4 = 140/80
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 5 = 80,
    3/16 = 3 × 5/16 × 5 = 15/80
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    140/80 - 15/80 = 140 - 15/80 = 125/80
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 25/16
  6. In mixed form: 19/16

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