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Subtract 1/60 from 42/12

1st number: 3 6/12, 2nd number: 1/60

42/12 - 1/60 is 209/60.

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,
    42/12 = 42 × 5/12 × 5 = 210/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 1 = 60,
    1/60 = 1 × 1/60 × 1 = 1/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    210/60 - 1/60 = 210 - 1/60 = 209/60
  5. In mixed form: 329/60

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