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Subtract 24/35 from 75/28

1st number: 2 19/28, 2nd number: 24/35

75/28 - 24/35 is 279/140.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 35 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 5 = 140,
    75/28 = 75 × 5/28 × 5 = 375/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 4 = 140,
    24/35 = 24 × 4/35 × 4 = 96/140
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    375/140 - 96/140 = 375 - 96/140 = 279/140
  5. In mixed form: 1139/140

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