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Subtract 2/72 from 1/6

1/6 - 2/72 is 5/36.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 72 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 12 = 72,
    1/6 = 1 × 12/6 × 12 = 12/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    2/72 = 2 × 1/72 × 1 = 2/72
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    12/72 - 2/72 = 12 - 2/72 = 10/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 5/36

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