## Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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# Chapter 3 - Adding and Subtracting Fractions - Review Exercises - Page 253: 7

#### Answer

$\frac{13}{31}$

#### Work Step by Step

$\frac{36}{62}$ - $\frac{10}{62}$ They are like fractions Step 1 Subtract the numerators to find the numerator of the difference Step 2 Write the denominator of the like fractions as the denominator of the sum $\frac{36 - 10}{62}$ = $\frac{26}{62}$ $\frac{26}{62}$ is not in lowest term to divide the numerator and denominator by common factor 2 $\frac{26}{62}$ = $\frac{13}{31}$

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