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Subtract 98/16 from 60/40

1st number: 1 20/40, 2nd number: 6 2/16

60/40 - 98/16 is -37/8.

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,
    98/16 = 98 × 5/16 × 5 = 490/80
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    120/80 - 490/80 = 120 - 490/80 = -370/80
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -37/8

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