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Subtract 18/60 from 56/20

1st number: 2 16/20, 2nd number: 18/60

56/20 - 18/60 is 5/2.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 60 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 3 = 60,
    56/20 = 56 × 3/20 × 3 = 168/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 1 = 60,
    18/60 = 18 × 1/60 × 1 = 18/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    168/60 - 18/60 = 168 - 18/60 = 150/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 5/2
  6. In mixed form: 21/2

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