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Subtract 1/36 from 42/8

1st number: 5 2/8, 2nd number: 1/36

42/8 - 1/36 is 47/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 36 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    42/8 = 42 × 9/8 × 9 = 378/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 2 = 72,
    1/36 = 1 × 2/36 × 2 = 2/72
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    378/72 - 2/72 = 378 - 2/72 = 376/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 47/9
  6. In mixed form: 52/9

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