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Subtract 60/49 from 15/40

1st number: 15/40, 2nd number: 1 11/49

15/40 - 60/49 is -333/392.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 49 is 1960
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 49 = 1960,
    15/40 = 15 × 49/40 × 49 = 735/1960
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 40 = 1960,
    60/49 = 60 × 40/49 × 40 = 2400/1960
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    735/1960 - 2400/1960 = 735 - 2400/1960 = -1665/1960
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -333/392

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