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Subtract 24/20 from 12/70

1st number: 12/70, 2nd number: 1 4/20

12/70 - 24/20 is -36/35.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 20 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 2 = 140,
    12/70 = 12 × 2/70 × 2 = 24/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 7 = 140,
    24/20 = 24 × 7/20 × 7 = 168/140
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    24/140 - 168/140 = 24 - 168/140 = -144/140
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -36/35

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