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Subtract 16/60 from 15/50

15/50 - 16/60 is 1/30.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 60 is 300
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 6 = 300,
    15/50 = 15 × 6/50 × 6 = 90/300
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 5 = 300,
    16/60 = 16 × 5/60 × 5 = 80/300
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    90/300 - 80/300 = 90 - 80/300 = 10/300
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/30

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