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Subtract 3/9 from 72/14

1st number: 5 2/14, 2nd number: 3/9

72/14 - 3/9 is 101/21.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 9 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 9 = 126,
    72/14 = 72 × 9/14 × 9 = 648/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 14 = 126,
    3/9 = 3 × 14/9 × 14 = 42/126
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    648/126 - 42/126 = 648 - 42/126 = 606/126
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 101/21
  6. In mixed form: 417/21

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