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Subtract 10/8 from 8/36

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

8/36 - 10/8 is -37/36.

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,
    8/36 = 8 × 2/36 × 2 = 16/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    10/8 = 10 × 9/8 × 9 = 90/72
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    16/72 - 90/72 = 16 - 90/72 = -74/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -37/36

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