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Subtract 63/8 from 6/60

1st number: 6/60, 2nd number: 7 7/8

6/60 - 63/8 is -311/40.

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,
    6/60 = 6 × 2/60 × 2 = 12/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 15 = 120,
    63/8 = 63 × 15/8 × 15 = 945/120
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    12/120 - 945/120 = 12 - 945/120 = -933/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -311/40

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