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Subtract 63/8 from 6/36

1st number: 6/36, 2nd number: 7 7/8

6/36 - 63/8 is -185/24.

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,
    6/36 = 6 × 2/36 × 2 = 12/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    63/8 = 63 × 9/8 × 9 = 567/72
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    12/72 - 567/72 = 12 - 567/72 = -555/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -185/24

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