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Subtract 9/7 from 36/80

1st number: 36/80, 2nd number: 1 2/7

36/80 - 9/7 is -117/140.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 80 and 7 is 560
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 80 × 7 = 560,
    36/80 = 36 × 7/80 × 7 = 252/560
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 80 = 560,
    9/7 = 9 × 80/7 × 80 = 720/560
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    252/560 - 720/560 = 252 - 720/560 = -468/560
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -117/140

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