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Subtract 15/28 from 36/4

1st number: 9 0/4, 2nd number: 15/28

36/4 - 15/28 is 237/28.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 28 is 28
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 7 = 28,
    36/4 = 36 × 7/4 × 7 = 252/28
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 28 × 1 = 28,
    15/28 = 15 × 1/28 × 1 = 15/28
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    252/28 - 15/28 = 252 - 15/28 = 237/28
  5. In mixed form: 813/28

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