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Subtract 60/50 from 24/15

1st number: 1 9/15, 2nd number: 1 10/50

24/15 - 60/50 is 2/5.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 50 is 150
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 10 = 150,
    24/15 = 24 × 10/15 × 10 = 240/150
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 3 = 150,
    60/50 = 60 × 3/50 × 3 = 180/150
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    240/150 - 180/150 = 240 - 180/150 = 60/150
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 2/5

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