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Subtract 9/8 from 49/60

1st number: 49/60, 2nd number: 1 1/8

49/60 - 9/8 is -37/120.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 8 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 2 = 120,
    49/60 = 49 × 2/60 × 2 = 98/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 15 = 120,
    9/8 = 9 × 15/8 × 15 = 135/120
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    98/120 - 135/120 = 98 - 135/120 = -37/120

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