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Subtract 3/84 from 36/2

1st number: 18 0/2, 2nd number: 3/84

36/2 - 3/84 is 503/28.

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,
    3/84 = 3 × 1/84 × 1 = 3/84
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1512/84 - 3/84 = 1512 - 3/84 = 1509/84
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 503/28
  6. In mixed form: 1727/28

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