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Subtract 2/72 from 3/6

3/6 - 2/72 is 17/36.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 72 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 12 = 72,
    3/6 = 3 × 12/6 × 12 = 36/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    2/72 = 2 × 1/72 × 1 = 2/72
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    36/72 - 2/72 = 36 - 2/72 = 34/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 17/36

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