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Subtract 60/40 from 60/30

1st number: 2 0/30, 2nd number: 1 20/40

60/30 - 60/40 is 1/2.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 40 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 4 = 120,
    60/30 = 60 × 4/30 × 4 = 240/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    60/40 = 60 × 3/40 × 3 = 180/120
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    240/120 - 180/120 = 240 - 180/120 = 60/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/2

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