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Subtract 70/84 from 60/4

1st number: 15 0/4, 2nd number: 70/84

60/4 - 70/84 is 85/6.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 84 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 21 = 84,
    60/4 = 60 × 21/4 × 21 = 1260/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 1 = 84,
    70/84 = 70 × 1/84 × 1 = 70/84
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1260/84 - 70/84 = 1260 - 70/84 = 1190/84
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 85/6
  6. In mixed form: 141/6

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