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Subtract 3/84 from 36/10

1st number: 3 6/10, 2nd number: 3/84

36/10 - 3/84 is 499/140.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 84 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 42 = 420,
    36/10 = 36 × 42/10 × 42 = 1512/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 5 = 420,
    3/84 = 3 × 5/84 × 5 = 15/420
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1512/420 - 15/420 = 1512 - 15/420 = 1497/420
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 499/140
  6. In mixed form: 379/140

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