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Subtract 60/42 from 36/35

1st number: 1 1/35, 2nd number: 1 18/42

36/35 - 60/42 is -2/5.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 42 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 6 = 210,
    36/35 = 36 × 6/35 × 6 = 216/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 5 = 210,
    60/42 = 60 × 5/42 × 5 = 300/210
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    216/210 - 300/210 = 216 - 300/210 = -84/210
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -2/5

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