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Subtract 60/80 from 60/36

1st number: 1 24/36, 2nd number: 60/80

60/36 - 60/80 is 11/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 80 is 720
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 20 = 720,
    60/36 = 60 × 20/36 × 20 = 1200/720
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 9 = 720,
    60/80 = 60 × 9/80 × 9 = 540/720
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1200/720 - 540/720 = 1200 - 540/720 = 660/720
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 11/12

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