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Subtract 60/42 from 15/48

1st number: 15/48, 2nd number: 1 18/42

15/48 - 60/42 is -125/112.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 42 is 336

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 336
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 7 = 336,
    15/48 = 15 × 7/48 × 7 = 105/336
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 8 = 336,
    60/42 = 60 × 8/42 × 8 = 480/336
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    105/336 - 480/336 = 105 - 480/336 = -375/336
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -125/112

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