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Subtract 49/16 from 60/80

1st number: 60/80, 2nd number: 3 1/16

60/80 - 49/16 is -37/16.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 80 and 16 is 80

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 80
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 80 × 1 = 80,
    60/80 = 60 × 1/80 × 1 = 60/80
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 5 = 80,
    49/16 = 49 × 5/16 × 5 = 245/80
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    60/80 - 245/80 = 60 - 245/80 = -185/80
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -37/16

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