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Subtract 2/5 from 36/20

1st number: 1 16/20, 2nd number: 2/5

36/20 - 2/5 is 7/5.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 5 is 20
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 1 = 20,
    36/20 = 36 × 1/20 × 1 = 36/20
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 4 = 20,
    2/5 = 2 × 4/5 × 4 = 8/20
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    36/20 - 8/20 = 36 - 8/20 = 28/20
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 7/5
  6. In mixed form: 12/5

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