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Subtract 1/72 from 28/8

1st number: 3 4/8, 2nd number: 1/72

28/8 - 1/72 is 251/72.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 72 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    28/8 = 28 × 9/8 × 9 = 252/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    1/72 = 1 × 1/72 × 1 = 1/72
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    252/72 - 1/72 = 252 - 1/72 = 251/72
  5. In mixed form: 335/72

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