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Subtract 6/72 from 40/35

1st number: 1 5/35, 2nd number: 6/72

40/35 - 6/72 is 89/84.

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,
    40/35 = 40 × 72/35 × 72 = 2880/2520
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 35 = 2520,
    6/72 = 6 × 35/72 × 35 = 210/2520
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    2880/2520 - 210/2520 = 2880 - 210/2520 = 2670/2520
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 89/84
  6. In mixed form: 15/84

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