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Subtract 36/42 from 63/84

63/84 - 36/42 is -3/28.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 42 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 1 = 84,
    63/84 = 63 × 1/84 × 1 = 63/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 2 = 84,
    36/42 = 36 × 2/42 × 2 = 72/84
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    63/84 - 72/84 = 63 - 72/84 = -9/84
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -3/28

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