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Subtract 36/60 from 56/4

1st number: 14 0/4, 2nd number: 36/60

56/4 - 36/60 is 67/5.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 60 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 15 = 60,
    56/4 = 56 × 15/4 × 15 = 840/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 1 = 60,
    36/60 = 36 × 1/60 × 1 = 36/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    840/60 - 36/60 = 840 - 36/60 = 804/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 67/5
  6. In mixed form: 132/5

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