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Subtract 49/16 from 60/32

1st number: 1 28/32, 2nd number: 3 1/16

60/32 - 49/16 is -19/16.

Steps for subtracting fractions

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

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 32
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 32 × 1 = 32,
    60/32 = 60 × 1/32 × 1 = 60/32
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 2 = 32,
    49/16 = 49 × 2/16 × 2 = 98/32
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    60/32 - 98/32 = 60 - 98/32 = -38/32
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -19/16

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