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Subtract 21/35 from 16/60

16/60 - 21/35 is -1/3.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 35 is 420

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 7 = 420,
    16/60 = 16 × 7/60 × 7 = 112/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 12 = 420,
    21/35 = 21 × 12/35 × 12 = 252/420
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    112/420 - 252/420 = 112 - 252/420 = -140/420
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/3

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