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Subtract 2/72 from 90/96

90/96 - 2/72 is 131/144.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 96 and 72 is 288
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 96 × 3 = 288,
    90/96 = 90 × 3/96 × 3 = 270/288
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 4 = 288,
    2/72 = 2 × 4/72 × 4 = 8/288
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    270/288 - 8/288 = 270 - 8/288 = 262/288
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 131/144

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