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Subtract 1/36 from 84/40

1st number: 2 4/40, 2nd number: 1/36

84/40 - 1/36 is 373/180.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 36 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,
    84/40 = 84 × 9/40 × 9 = 756/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 10 = 360,
    1/36 = 1 × 10/36 × 10 = 10/360
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    756/360 - 10/360 = 756 - 10/360 = 746/360
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 373/180
  6. In mixed form: 213/180

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