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Subtract 1/60 from 28/16

1st number: 1 12/16, 2nd number: 1/60

28/16 - 1/60 is 26/15.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 60 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 15 = 240,
    28/16 = 28 × 15/16 × 15 = 420/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 4 = 240,
    1/60 = 1 × 4/60 × 4 = 4/240
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    420/240 - 4/240 = 420 - 4/240 = 416/240
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 26/15
  6. In mixed form: 111/15

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