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Subtract 60/40 from 60/54

1st number: 1 6/54, 2nd number: 1 20/40

60/54 - 60/40 is -7/18.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 54 and 40 is 1080
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 54 × 20 = 1080,
    60/54 = 60 × 20/54 × 20 = 1200/1080
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 27 = 1080,
    60/40 = 60 × 27/40 × 27 = 1620/1080
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1200/1080 - 1620/1080 = 1200 - 1620/1080 = -420/1080
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -7/18

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