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Subtract 72/35 from 75/4

1st number: 18 3/4, 2nd number: 2 2/35

75/4 - 72/35 is 2337/140.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 35 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 35 = 140,
    75/4 = 75 × 35/4 × 35 = 2625/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 4 = 140,
    72/35 = 72 × 4/35 × 4 = 288/140
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    2625/140 - 288/140 = 2625 - 288/140 = 2337/140
  5. In mixed form: 1697/140

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