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Subtract 15/50 from 60/40

1st number: 1 20/40, 2nd number: 15/50

60/40 - 15/50 is 6/5.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 50 is 200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 5 = 200,
    60/40 = 60 × 5/40 × 5 = 300/200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 4 = 200,
    15/50 = 15 × 4/50 × 4 = 60/200
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    300/200 - 60/200 = 300 - 60/200 = 240/200
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 6/5
  6. In mixed form: 11/5

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