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Subtract 50/30 from 72/35

1st number: 2 2/35, 2nd number: 1 20/30

72/35 - 50/30 is 41/105.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 30 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 30 × 7 = 210,
    50/30 = 50 × 7/30 × 7 = 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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