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Subtract 1/60 from 35/8

1st number: 4 3/8, 2nd number: 1/60

35/8 - 1/60 is 523/120.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 60 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 15 = 120,
    35/8 = 35 × 15/8 × 15 = 525/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 2 = 120,
    1/60 = 1 × 2/60 × 2 = 2/120
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    525/120 - 2/120 = 525 - 2/120 = 523/120
  5. In mixed form: 443/120

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