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Subtract 6/60 from 60/40

1st number: 1 20/40, 2nd number: 6/60

60/40 - 6/60 is 7/5.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 60 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    60/40 = 60 × 3/40 × 3 = 180/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 2 = 120,
    6/60 = 6 × 2/60 × 2 = 12/120
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    180/120 - 12/120 = 180 - 12/120 = 168/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 7/5
  6. In mixed form: 12/5

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