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Subtract 5/72 from 4/2

1st number: 2 0/2, 2nd number: 5/72

4/2 - 5/72 is 139/72.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 72 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 36 = 72,
    4/2 = 4 × 36/2 × 36 = 144/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    5/72 = 5 × 1/72 × 1 = 5/72
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    144/72 - 5/72 = 144 - 5/72 = 139/72
  5. In mixed form: 167/72

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