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Subtract 45/30 from 16/4

1st number: 4 0/4, 2nd number: 1 15/30

16/4 - 45/30 is 5/2.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 30 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 30 × 2 = 60,
    45/30 = 45 × 2/30 × 2 = 90/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    240/60 - 90/60 = 240 - 90/60 = 150/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 5/2
  6. In mixed form: 21/2

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