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Subtract 72/35 from 30/2

1st number: 15 0/2, 2nd number: 2 2/35

30/2 - 72/35 is 453/35.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 35 is 70

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 35 = 70,
    30/2 = 30 × 35/2 × 35 = 1050/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 2 = 70,
    72/35 = 72 × 2/35 × 2 = 144/70
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    1050/70 - 144/70 = 1050 - 144/70 = 906/70
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 453/35
  6. In mixed form: 1233/35

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