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Subtract 49/48 from 60/16

1st number: 3 12/16, 2nd number: 1 1/48

60/16 - 49/48 is 131/48.

Steps for subtracting fractions

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

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    60/16 = 60 × 3/16 × 3 = 180/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 1 = 48,
    49/48 = 49 × 1/48 × 1 = 49/48
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    180/48 - 49/48 = 180 - 49/48 = 131/48
  5. In mixed form: 235/48

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