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Subtract 25/6 from 10/72

1st number: 10/72, 2nd number: 4 1/6

10/72 - 25/6 is -145/36.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 6 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    10/72 = 10 × 1/72 × 1 = 10/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 12 = 72,
    25/6 = 25 × 12/6 × 12 = 300/72
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    10/72 - 300/72 = 10 - 300/72 = -290/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -145/36

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