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Subtract 1/72 from 30/14

1st number: 2 2/14, 2nd number: 1/72

30/14 - 1/72 is 1073/504.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 72 is 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 36 = 504,
    30/14 = 30 × 36/14 × 36 = 1080/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 7 = 504,
    1/72 = 1 × 7/72 × 7 = 7/504
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1080/504 - 7/504 = 1080 - 7/504 = 1073/504
  5. In mixed form: 265/504

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