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Subtract 49/16 from 60/56

1st number: 1 4/56, 2nd number: 3 1/16

60/56 - 49/16 is -223/112.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 16 is 112

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 112
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 2 = 112,
    60/56 = 60 × 2/56 × 2 = 120/112
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 7 = 112,
    49/16 = 49 × 7/16 × 7 = 343/112
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    120/112 - 343/112 = 120 - 343/112 = -223/112

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