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Subtract 18/60 from 16/4

1st number: 4 0/4, 2nd number: 18/60

16/4 - 18/60 is 37/10.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 60 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 15 = 60,
    16/4 = 16 × 15/4 × 15 = 240/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 1 = 60,
    18/60 = 18 × 1/60 × 1 = 18/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    240/60 - 18/60 = 240 - 18/60 = 222/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 37/10
  6. In mixed form: 37/10

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