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Subtract 98/96 from 40/60

1st number: 40/60, 2nd number: 1 2/96

40/60 - 98/96 is -17/48.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 96 is 480

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 480
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 8 = 480,
    40/60 = 40 × 8/60 × 8 = 320/480
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 96 × 5 = 480,
    98/96 = 98 × 5/96 × 5 = 490/480
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    320/480 - 490/480 = 320 - 490/480 = -170/480
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -17/48

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