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Subtract 49/16 from 60/24

1st number: 2 12/24, 2nd number: 3 1/16

60/24 - 49/16 is -9/16.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 16 is 48

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 2 = 48,
    60/24 = 60 × 2/24 × 2 = 120/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    49/16 = 49 × 3/16 × 3 = 147/48
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    120/48 - 147/48 = 120 - 147/48 = -27/48
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -9/16

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