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Subtract 2/72 from 14/4

1st number: 3 2/4, 2nd number: 2/72

14/4 - 2/72 is 125/36.

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,
    14/4 = 14 × 18/4 × 18 = 252/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    2/72 = 2 × 1/72 × 1 = 2/72
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    252/72 - 2/72 = 252 - 2/72 = 250/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 125/36
  6. In mixed form: 317/36

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