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Subtract 49/8 from 3/60

1st number: 3/60, 2nd number: 6 1/8

3/60 - 49/8 is -243/40.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 8 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 2 = 120,
    3/60 = 3 × 2/60 × 2 = 6/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 15 = 120,
    49/8 = 49 × 15/8 × 15 = 735/120
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    6/120 - 735/120 = 6 - 735/120 = -729/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -243/40

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