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Subtract 3/28 from 72/2

1st number: 36 0/2, 2nd number: 3/28

72/2 - 3/28 is 1005/28.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 28 is 28
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 14 = 28,
    72/2 = 72 × 14/2 × 14 = 1008/28
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 28 × 1 = 28,
    3/28 = 3 × 1/28 × 1 = 3/28
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1008/28 - 3/28 = 1008 - 3/28 = 1005/28
  5. In mixed form: 3525/28

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