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Subtract 10/6 from 72/35

1st number: 2 2/35, 2nd number: 1 4/6

72/35 - 10/6 is 41/105.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 6 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 6 = 210,
    72/35 = 72 × 6/35 × 6 = 432/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 35 = 210,
    10/6 = 10 × 35/6 × 35 = 350/210
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    432/210 - 350/210 = 432 - 350/210 = 82/210
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 41/105

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