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Subtract 16/27 from 45/60

45/60 - 16/27 is 17/108.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 27 is 540
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 9 = 540,
    45/60 = 45 × 9/60 × 9 = 405/540
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 20 = 540,
    16/27 = 16 × 20/27 × 20 = 320/540
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    405/540 - 320/540 = 405 - 320/540 = 85/540
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 17/108

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