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Subtract 63/90 from 36/5

1st number: 7 1/5, 2nd number: 63/90

36/5 - 63/90 is 13/2.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 90 is 90

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 18 = 90,
    36/5 = 36 × 18/5 × 18 = 648/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 90 × 1 = 90,
    63/90 = 63 × 1/90 × 1 = 63/90
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    648/90 - 63/90 = 648 - 63/90 = 585/90
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 13/2
  6. In mixed form: 61/2

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