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Subtract 40/49 from 60/84

60/84 - 40/49 is -5/49.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 49 is 588
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 7 = 588,
    60/84 = 60 × 7/84 × 7 = 420/588
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 12 = 588,
    40/49 = 40 × 12/49 × 12 = 480/588
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    420/588 - 480/588 = 420 - 480/588 = -60/588
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -5/49

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