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Subtract 98/48 from 60/40

1st number: 1 20/40, 2nd number: 2 2/48

60/40 - 98/48 is -13/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 48 is 240

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 6 = 240,
    60/40 = 60 × 6/40 × 6 = 360/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 5 = 240,
    98/48 = 98 × 5/48 × 5 = 490/240
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    360/240 - 490/240 = 360 - 490/240 = -130/240
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -13/24

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