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Subtract 49/32 from 60/16

1st number: 3 12/16, 2nd number: 1 17/32

60/16 - 49/32 is 71/32.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 32 is 32

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 32
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 2 = 32,
    60/16 = 60 × 2/16 × 2 = 120/32
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 32 × 1 = 32,
    49/32 = 49 × 1/32 × 1 = 49/32
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    120/32 - 49/32 = 120 - 49/32 = 71/32
  5. In mixed form: 27/32

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