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Subtract 49/12 from 60/6

1st number: 10 0/6, 2nd number: 4 1/12

60/6 - 49/12 is 71/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 12 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 2 = 12,
    60/6 = 60 × 2/6 × 2 = 120/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    49/12 = 49 × 1/12 × 1 = 49/12
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    120/12 - 49/12 = 120 - 49/12 = 71/12
  5. In mixed form: 511/12

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