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Subtract 36/24 from 7/30

1st number: 7/30, 2nd number: 1 12/24

7/30 - 36/24 is -19/15.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 24 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 4 = 120,
    7/30 = 7 × 4/30 × 4 = 28/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 5 = 120,
    36/24 = 36 × 5/24 × 5 = 180/120
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    28/120 - 180/120 = 28 - 180/120 = -152/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -19/15

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