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Subtract 5/4 from 56/36

1st number: 1 20/36, 2nd number: 1 1/4

56/36 - 5/4 is 11/36.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 4 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 1 = 36,
    56/36 = 56 × 1/36 × 1 = 56/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 9 = 36,
    5/4 = 5 × 9/4 × 9 = 45/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    56/36 - 45/36 = 56 - 45/36 = 11/36

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