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Subtract 50/36 from 72/10

1st number: 7 2/10, 2nd number: 1 14/36

72/10 - 50/36 is 523/90.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 36 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 18 = 180,
    72/10 = 72 × 18/10 × 18 = 1296/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 5 = 180,
    50/36 = 50 × 5/36 × 5 = 250/180
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1296/180 - 250/180 = 1296 - 250/180 = 1046/180
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 523/90
  6. In mixed form: 573/90

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