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Subtract 24/42 from 72/25

1st number: 2 22/25, 2nd number: 24/42

72/25 - 24/42 is 404/175.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 42 is 1050
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 42 = 1050,
    72/25 = 72 × 42/25 × 42 = 3024/1050
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 25 = 1050,
    24/42 = 24 × 25/42 × 25 = 600/1050
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    3024/1050 - 600/1050 = 3024 - 600/1050 = 2424/1050
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 404/175
  6. In mixed form: 254/175

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