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Subtract 1/36 from 42/4

1st number: 10 2/4, 2nd number: 1/36

42/4 - 1/36 is 377/36.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 36 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 9 = 36,
    42/4 = 42 × 9/4 × 9 = 378/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 1 = 36,
    1/36 = 1 × 1/36 × 1 = 1/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    378/36 - 1/36 = 378 - 1/36 = 377/36
  5. In mixed form: 1017/36

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