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Subtract 60/30 from 16/15

1st number: 1 1/15, 2nd number: 2 0/30

16/15 - 60/30 is -14/15.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 30 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 2 = 30,
    16/15 = 16 × 2/15 × 2 = 32/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 1 = 30,
    60/30 = 60 × 1/30 × 1 = 60/30
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    32/30 - 60/30 = 32 - 60/30 = -28/30
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -14/15

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