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Subtract 16/60 from 21/50

21/50 - 16/60 is 23/150.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 60 is 300
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 6 = 300,
    21/50 = 21 × 6/50 × 6 = 126/300
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 5 = 300,
    16/60 = 16 × 5/60 × 5 = 80/300
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    126/300 - 80/300 = 126 - 80/300 = 46/300
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 23/150

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