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Subtract 56/18 from 36/75

1st number: 36/75, 2nd number: 3 2/18

36/75 - 56/18 is -592/225.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 75 and 18 is 450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 75 × 6 = 450,
    36/75 = 36 × 6/75 × 6 = 216/450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 25 = 450,
    56/18 = 56 × 25/18 × 25 = 1400/450
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    216/450 - 1400/450 = 216 - 1400/450 = -1184/450
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -592/225

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