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Subtract 7/70 from 35/2

1st number: 17 1/2, 2nd number: 7/70

35/2 - 7/70 is 87/5.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 70 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 35 = 70,
    35/2 = 35 × 35/2 × 35 = 1225/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 1 = 70,
    7/70 = 7 × 1/70 × 1 = 7/70
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1225/70 - 7/70 = 1225 - 7/70 = 1218/70
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 87/5
  6. In mixed form: 172/5

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