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Subtract 48/60 from 21/25

21/25 - 48/60 is 1/25.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 60 is 300
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 12 = 300,
    21/25 = 21 × 12/25 × 12 = 252/300
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 5 = 300,
    48/60 = 48 × 5/60 × 5 = 240/300
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    252/300 - 240/300 = 252 - 240/300 = 12/300
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/25

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