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Subtract 36/60 from 48/12

1st number: 4 0/12, 2nd number: 36/60

48/12 - 36/60 is 17/5.

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,
    48/12 = 48 × 5/12 × 5 = 240/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 1 = 60,
    36/60 = 36 × 1/60 × 1 = 36/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    240/60 - 36/60 = 240 - 36/60 = 204/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 17/5
  6. In mixed form: 32/5

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