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Subtract 98/63 from 5/72

1st number: 5/72, 2nd number: 1 35/63

5/72 - 98/63 is -107/72.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 63 is 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 7 = 504,
    5/72 = 5 × 7/72 × 7 = 35/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 8 = 504,
    98/63 = 98 × 8/63 × 8 = 784/504
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    35/504 - 784/504 = 35 - 784/504 = -749/504
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -107/72

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