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Subtract 3/28 from 25/4

1st number: 6 1/4, 2nd number: 3/28

25/4 - 3/28 is 43/7.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 28 is 28
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 7 = 28,
    25/4 = 25 × 7/4 × 7 = 175/28
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 28 × 1 = 28,
    3/28 = 3 × 1/28 × 1 = 3/28
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    175/28 - 3/28 = 175 - 3/28 = 172/28
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 43/7
  6. In mixed form: 61/7

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