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Subtract 9/72 from 3/25

3/25 - 9/72 is -1/200.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 72 is 1800
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 72 = 1800,
    3/25 = 3 × 72/25 × 72 = 216/1800
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 25 = 1800,
    9/72 = 9 × 25/72 × 25 = 225/1800
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    216/1800 - 225/1800 = 216 - 225/1800 = -9/1800
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/200

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