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Subtract 2/20 from 35/72

35/72 - 2/20 is 139/360.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 20 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 5 = 360,
    35/72 = 35 × 5/72 × 5 = 175/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 18 = 360,
    2/20 = 2 × 18/20 × 18 = 36/360
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    175/360 - 36/360 = 175 - 36/360 = 139/360

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