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Subtract 1/60 from 70/28

1st number: 2 14/28, 2nd number: 1/60

70/28 - 1/60 is 149/60.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 60 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 15 = 420,
    70/28 = 70 × 15/28 × 15 = 1050/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 7 = 420,
    1/60 = 1 × 7/60 × 7 = 7/420
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1050/420 - 7/420 = 1050 - 7/420 = 1043/420
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 149/60
  6. In mixed form: 229/60

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