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Subtract 10/8 from 56/36

1st number: 1 20/36, 2nd number: 1 2/8

56/36 - 10/8 is 11/36.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 8 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 2 = 72,
    56/36 = 56 × 2/36 × 2 = 112/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    10/8 = 10 × 9/8 × 9 = 90/72
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    112/72 - 90/72 = 112 - 90/72 = 22/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 11/36

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