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Subtract 50/36 from 36/20

1st number: 1 16/20, 2nd number: 1 14/36

36/20 - 50/36 is 37/90.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 36 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 9 = 180,
    36/20 = 36 × 9/20 × 9 = 324/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 5 = 180,
    50/36 = 50 × 5/36 × 5 = 250/180
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    324/180 - 250/180 = 324 - 250/180 = 74/180
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 37/90

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