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Subtract 3/16 from 49/60

49/60 - 3/16 is 151/240.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 16 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 4 = 240,
    49/60 = 49 × 4/60 × 4 = 196/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 15 = 240,
    3/16 = 3 × 15/16 × 15 = 45/240
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    196/240 - 45/240 = 196 - 45/240 = 151/240

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