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Subtract 49/80 from 60/16

1st number: 3 12/16, 2nd number: 49/80

60/16 - 49/80 is 251/80.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 80 is 80

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 80
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 5 = 80,
    60/16 = 60 × 5/16 × 5 = 300/80
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 1 = 80,
    49/80 = 49 × 1/80 × 1 = 49/80
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    300/80 - 49/80 = 300 - 49/80 = 251/80
  5. In mixed form: 311/80

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