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Subtract 3/72 from 35/12

1st number: 2 11/12, 2nd number: 3/72

35/12 - 3/72 is 23/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 72 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 6 = 72,
    35/12 = 35 × 6/12 × 6 = 210/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    3/72 = 3 × 1/72 × 1 = 3/72
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    210/72 - 3/72 = 210 - 3/72 = 207/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 23/8
  6. In mixed form: 27/8

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