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Subtract 12/24 from 1/60

1/60 - 12/24 is -29/60.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 24 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 2 = 120,
    1/60 = 1 × 2/60 × 2 = 2/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 5 = 120,
    12/24 = 12 × 5/24 × 5 = 60/120
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    2/120 - 60/120 = 2 - 60/120 = -58/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -29/60

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