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36 - 38 is 18.

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 6 and 8 is**24**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 24 - For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 4 = 24,

36 = 3 × 46 × 4 = 1224 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,

38 = 3 × 38 × 3 = 924 - Subtract the two like fractions:

1224 - 924 = 12 - 924 = 324 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is 18

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