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Subtract 45/28 from 36/10

1st number: 3 6/10, 2nd number: 1 17/28

36/10 - 45/28 is 279/140.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 28 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 14 = 140,
    36/10 = 36 × 14/10 × 14 = 504/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 28 × 5 = 140,
    45/28 = 45 × 5/28 × 5 = 225/140
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    504/140 - 225/140 = 504 - 225/140 = 279/140
  5. In mixed form: 1139/140

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