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Subtract 6/50 from 72/28

1st number: 2 16/28, 2nd number: 6/50

72/28 - 6/50 is 429/175.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 50 is 700
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 25 = 700,
    72/28 = 72 × 25/28 × 25 = 1800/700
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 14 = 700,
    6/50 = 6 × 14/50 × 14 = 84/700
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1800/700 - 84/700 = 1800 - 84/700 = 1716/700
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 429/175
  6. In mixed form: 279/175

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