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Subtract 5/60 from 63/42

1st number: 1 21/42, 2nd number: 5/60

63/42 - 5/60 is 17/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 60 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 10 = 420,
    63/42 = 63 × 10/42 × 10 = 630/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 7 = 420,
    5/60 = 5 × 7/60 × 7 = 35/420
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    630/420 - 35/420 = 630 - 35/420 = 595/420
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 17/12
  6. In mixed form: 15/12

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