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Subtract 2/10 from 35/2

1st number: 17 1/2, 2nd number: 2/10

35/2 - 2/10 is 173/10.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 10 is 10
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 5 = 10,
    35/2 = 35 × 5/2 × 5 = 175/10
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 1 = 10,
    2/10 = 2 × 1/10 × 1 = 2/10
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    175/10 - 2/10 = 175 - 2/10 = 173/10
  5. In mixed form: 173/10

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