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Subtract 2/72 from 30/16

1st number: 1 14/16, 2nd number: 2/72

30/16 - 2/72 is 133/72.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 72 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 9 = 144,
    30/16 = 30 × 9/16 × 9 = 270/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 2 = 144,
    2/72 = 2 × 2/72 × 2 = 4/144
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    270/144 - 4/144 = 270 - 4/144 = 266/144
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 133/72
  6. In mixed form: 161/72

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