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Subtract 3/72 from 1/4

1/4 - 3/72 is 5/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 72 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 18 = 72,
    1/4 = 1 × 18/4 × 18 = 18/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    3/72 = 3 × 1/72 × 1 = 3/72
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    18/72 - 3/72 = 18 - 3/72 = 15/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 5/24

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