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Subtract 60/98 from 20/84

20/84 - 60/98 is -55/147.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 98 is 588

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 588
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 7 = 588,
    20/84 = 20 × 7/84 × 7 = 140/588
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 98 × 6 = 588,
    60/98 = 60 × 6/98 × 6 = 360/588
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    140/588 - 360/588 = 140 - 360/588 = -220/588
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -55/147

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