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Subtract 49/16 from 60/12

1st number: 5 0/12, 2nd number: 3 1/16

60/12 - 49/16 is 31/16.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 16 is 48

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 4 = 48,
    60/12 = 60 × 4/12 × 4 = 240/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    49/16 = 49 × 3/16 × 3 = 147/48
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    240/48 - 147/48 = 240 - 147/48 = 93/48
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 31/16
  6. In mixed form: 115/16

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