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Subtract 15/84 from 36/2

1st number: 18 0/2, 2nd number: 15/84

36/2 - 15/84 is 499/28.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 84 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 42 = 84,
    36/2 = 36 × 42/2 × 42 = 1512/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 1 = 84,
    15/84 = 15 × 1/84 × 1 = 15/84
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1512/84 - 15/84 = 1512 - 15/84 = 1497/84
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 499/28
  6. In mixed form: 1723/28

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