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Subtract 2/36 from 90/40

1st number: 2 10/40, 2nd number: 2/36

90/40 - 2/36 is 79/36.

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,
    90/40 = 90 × 9/40 × 9 = 810/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 10 = 360,
    2/36 = 2 × 10/36 × 10 = 20/360
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    810/360 - 20/360 = 810 - 20/360 = 790/360
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 79/36
  6. In mixed form: 27/36

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