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Subtract 60/84 from 40/15

1st number: 2 10/15, 2nd number: 60/84

40/15 - 60/84 is 41/21.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 84 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 28 = 420,
    40/15 = 40 × 28/15 × 28 = 1120/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 5 = 420,
    60/84 = 60 × 5/84 × 5 = 300/420
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1120/420 - 300/420 = 1120 - 300/420 = 820/420
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 41/21
  6. In mixed form: 120/21

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