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Subtract 45/6 from 36/10

1st number: 3 6/10, 2nd number: 7 3/6

36/10 - 45/6 is -39/10.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 6 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 3 = 30,
    36/10 = 36 × 3/10 × 3 = 108/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,
    45/6 = 45 × 5/6 × 5 = 225/30
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    108/30 - 225/30 = 108 - 225/30 = -117/30
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -39/10

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