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Subtract 18/35 from 54/16

1st number: 3 6/16, 2nd number: 18/35

54/16 - 18/35 is 801/280.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 35 is 560
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 35 = 560,
    54/16 = 54 × 35/16 × 35 = 1890/560
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 16 = 560,
    18/35 = 18 × 16/35 × 16 = 288/560
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1890/560 - 288/560 = 1890 - 288/560 = 1602/560
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 801/280
  6. In mixed form: 2241/280

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