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Subtract 49/32 from 60/40

1st number: 1 20/40, 2nd number: 1 17/32

60/40 - 49/32 is -1/32.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 32 is 160

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 160
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 4 = 160,
    60/40 = 60 × 4/40 × 4 = 240/160
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 32 × 5 = 160,
    49/32 = 49 × 5/32 × 5 = 245/160
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    240/160 - 245/160 = 240 - 245/160 = -5/160
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/32

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