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Subtract 18/8 from 36/2

1st number: 18 0/2, 2nd number: 2 2/8

36/2 - 18/8 is 63/4.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 8 is 8
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 4 = 8,
    36/2 = 36 × 4/2 × 4 = 144/8
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,
    18/8 = 18 × 1/8 × 1 = 18/8
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    144/8 - 18/8 = 144 - 18/8 = 126/8
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 63/4
  6. In mixed form: 153/4

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