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Subtract 2/5 from 36/4

1st number: 9 0/4, 2nd number: 2/5

36/4 - 2/5 is 43/5.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 5 is 20
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 5 = 20,
    36/4 = 36 × 5/4 × 5 = 180/20
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 4 = 20,
    2/5 = 2 × 4/5 × 4 = 8/20
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    180/20 - 8/20 = 180 - 8/20 = 172/20
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 43/5
  6. In mixed form: 83/5

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