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Subtract 1/60 from 35/12

1st number: 2 11/12, 2nd number: 1/60

35/12 - 1/60 is 29/10.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 60 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    35/12 = 35 × 5/12 × 5 = 175/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 1 = 60,
    1/60 = 1 × 1/60 × 1 = 1/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    175/60 - 1/60 = 175 - 1/60 = 174/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 29/10
  6. In mixed form: 29/10

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