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Subtract 49/16 from 60/40

1st number: 1 20/40, 2nd number: 3 1/16

60/40 - 49/16 is -25/16.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 16 is 80

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 80
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 2 = 80,
    60/40 = 60 × 2/40 × 2 = 120/80
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 5 = 80,
    49/16 = 49 × 5/16 × 5 = 245/80
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    120/80 - 245/80 = 120 - 245/80 = -125/80
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -25/16

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