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Subtract 35/72 from 20/5

1st number: 4 0/5, 2nd number: 35/72

20/5 - 35/72 is 253/72.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 72 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 72 = 360,
    20/5 = 20 × 72/5 × 72 = 1440/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 5 = 360,
    35/72 = 35 × 5/72 × 5 = 175/360
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1440/360 - 175/360 = 1440 - 175/360 = 1265/360
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 253/72
  6. In mixed form: 337/72

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