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Subtract 36/72 from 1/60

1/60 - 36/72 is -29/60.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 72 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 6 = 360,
    1/60 = 1 × 6/60 × 6 = 6/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 5 = 360,
    36/72 = 36 × 5/72 × 5 = 180/360
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    6/360 - 180/360 = 6 - 180/360 = -174/360
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -29/60

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