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Subtract 45/60 from 4/25

4/25 - 45/60 is -59/100.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 60 is 300
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 12 = 300,
    4/25 = 4 × 12/25 × 12 = 48/300
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 5 = 300,
    45/60 = 45 × 5/60 × 5 = 225/300
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    48/300 - 225/300 = 48 - 225/300 = -177/300
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -59/100

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