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Subtract 16/9 from 7/60

1st number: 7/60, 2nd number: 1 7/9

7/60 - 16/9 is -299/180.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 9 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 3 = 180,
    7/60 = 7 × 3/60 × 3 = 21/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 20 = 180,
    16/9 = 16 × 20/9 × 20 = 320/180
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    21/180 - 320/180 = 21 - 320/180 = -299/180

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