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Subtract 16/60 from 42/25

1st number: 1 17/25, 2nd number: 16/60

42/25 - 16/60 is 106/75.

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,
    42/25 = 42 × 12/25 × 12 = 504/300
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 5 = 300,
    16/60 = 16 × 5/60 × 5 = 80/300
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    504/300 - 80/300 = 504 - 80/300 = 424/300
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 106/75
  6. In mixed form: 131/75

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