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Subtract 1/36 from 90/42

1st number: 2 6/42, 2nd number: 1/36

90/42 - 1/36 is 533/252.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 36 is 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 6 = 252,
    90/42 = 90 × 6/42 × 6 = 540/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 7 = 252,
    1/36 = 1 × 7/36 × 7 = 7/252
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    540/252 - 7/252 = 540 - 7/252 = 533/252
  5. In mixed form: 229/252

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