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Subtract 21/20 from 60/35

1st number: 1 25/35, 2nd number: 1 1/20

60/35 - 21/20 is 93/140.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 20 is 140

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 4 = 140,
    60/35 = 60 × 4/35 × 4 = 240/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 7 = 140,
    21/20 = 21 × 7/20 × 7 = 147/140
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    240/140 - 147/140 = 240 - 147/140 = 93/140

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