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Subtract 2/14 from 35/2

1st number: 17 1/2, 2nd number: 2/14

35/2 - 2/14 is 243/14.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 14 is 14
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 7 = 14,
    35/2 = 35 × 7/2 × 7 = 245/14
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 1 = 14,
    2/14 = 2 × 1/14 × 1 = 2/14
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    245/14 - 2/14 = 245 - 2/14 = 243/14
  5. In mixed form: 175/14

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