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Subtract 70/72 from 36/35

1st number: 1 1/35, 2nd number: 70/72

36/35 - 70/72 is 71/1260.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 72 is 2520
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 72 = 2520,
    36/35 = 36 × 72/35 × 72 = 2592/2520
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 35 = 2520,
    70/72 = 70 × 35/72 × 35 = 2450/2520
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    2592/2520 - 2450/2520 = 2592 - 2450/2520 = 142/2520
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 71/1260

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