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Subtract 75/30 from 70/4

1st number: 17 2/4, 2nd number: 2 15/30

70/4 - 75/30 is 15/1.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 30 is 60

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 15 = 60,
    70/4 = 70 × 15/4 × 15 = 1050/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 2 = 60,
    75/30 = 75 × 2/30 × 2 = 150/60
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    1050/60 - 150/60 = 1050 - 150/60 = 900/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 15/1

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