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Subtract 8/36 from 6/25

6/25 - 8/36 is 4/225.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 36 is 900
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 36 = 900,
    6/25 = 6 × 36/25 × 36 = 216/900
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 25 = 900,
    8/36 = 8 × 25/36 × 25 = 200/900
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    216/900 - 200/900 = 216 - 200/900 = 16/900
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 4/225

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