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Subtract 48/60 from 21/2

1st number: 10 1/2, 2nd number: 48/60

21/2 - 48/60 is 97/10.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 60 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 30 = 60,
    21/2 = 21 × 30/2 × 30 = 630/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 1 = 60,
    48/60 = 48 × 1/60 × 1 = 48/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    630/60 - 48/60 = 630 - 48/60 = 582/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 97/10
  6. In mixed form: 97/10

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