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Subtract 16/60 from 45/30

1st number: 1 15/30, 2nd number: 16/60

45/30 - 16/60 is 37/30.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 60 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 2 = 60,
    45/30 = 45 × 2/30 × 2 = 90/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 1 = 60,
    16/60 = 16 × 1/60 × 1 = 16/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    90/60 - 16/60 = 90 - 16/60 = 74/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 37/30
  6. In mixed form: 17/30

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