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Subtract 20/36 from 5/3

1st number: 1 2/3, 2nd number: 20/36

5/3 - 20/36 is 10/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 36 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 12 = 36,
    5/3 = 5 × 12/3 × 12 = 60/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 1 = 36,
    20/36 = 20 × 1/36 × 1 = 20/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    60/36 - 20/36 = 60 - 20/36 = 40/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 10/9
  6. In mixed form: 11/9

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