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Subtract 50/72 from 36/10

1st number: 3 6/10, 2nd number: 50/72

36/10 - 50/72 is 523/180.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 72 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 36 = 360,
    36/10 = 36 × 36/10 × 36 = 1296/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 5 = 360,
    50/72 = 50 × 5/72 × 5 = 250/360
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1296/360 - 250/360 = 1296 - 250/360 = 1046/360
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 523/180
  6. In mixed form: 2163/180

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