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Subtract 70/12 from 36/70

1st number: 36/70, 2nd number: 5 10/12

36/70 - 70/12 is -1117/210.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 12 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 6 = 420,
    36/70 = 36 × 6/70 × 6 = 216/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 35 = 420,
    70/12 = 70 × 35/12 × 35 = 2450/420
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    216/420 - 2450/420 = 216 - 2450/420 = -2234/420
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1117/210

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