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Subtract 15/60 from 20/49

20/49 - 15/60 is 31/196.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 49 and 60 is 2940
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 49 × 60 = 2940,
    20/49 = 20 × 60/49 × 60 = 1200/2940
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 49 = 2940,
    15/60 = 15 × 49/60 × 49 = 735/2940
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1200/2940 - 735/2940 = 1200 - 735/2940 = 465/2940
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 31/196

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