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Subtract 70/49 from 49/60

1st number: 49/60, 2nd number: 1 21/49

49/60 - 70/49 is -257/420.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 49 is 2940
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 49 = 2940,
    49/60 = 49 × 49/60 × 49 = 2401/2940
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 60 = 2940,
    70/49 = 70 × 60/49 × 60 = 4200/2940
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    2401/2940 - 4200/2940 = 2401 - 4200/2940 = -1799/2940
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -257/420

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