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Subtract 8/27 from 36/15

1st number: 2 6/15, 2nd number: 8/27

36/15 - 8/27 is 284/135.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 27 is 135
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 9 = 135,
    36/15 = 36 × 9/15 × 9 = 324/135
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 5 = 135,
    8/27 = 8 × 5/27 × 5 = 40/135
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    324/135 - 40/135 = 324 - 40/135 = 284/135
  5. In mixed form: 214/135

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