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Subtract 3/28 from 36/20

1st number: 1 16/20, 2nd number: 3/28

36/20 - 3/28 is 237/140.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 28 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 7 = 140,
    36/20 = 36 × 7/20 × 7 = 252/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 28 × 5 = 140,
    3/28 = 3 × 5/28 × 5 = 15/140
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    252/140 - 15/140 = 252 - 15/140 = 237/140
  5. In mixed form: 197/140

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