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Subtract 18/60 from 8/36

8/36 - 18/60 is -7/90.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 60 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 5 = 180,
    8/36 = 8 × 5/36 × 5 = 40/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 3 = 180,
    18/60 = 18 × 3/60 × 3 = 54/180
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    40/180 - 54/180 = 40 - 54/180 = -14/180
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -7/90

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