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Subtract 60/40 from 60/36

1st number: 1 24/36, 2nd number: 1 20/40

60/36 - 60/40 is 1/6.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 40 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 10 = 360,
    60/36 = 60 × 10/36 × 10 = 600/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,
    60/40 = 60 × 9/40 × 9 = 540/360
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    600/360 - 540/360 = 600 - 540/360 = 60/360
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/6

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