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Subtract 1/60 from 70/4

1st number: 17 2/4, 2nd number: 1/60

70/4 - 1/60 is 1049/60.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 60 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 15 = 60,
    70/4 = 70 × 15/4 × 15 = 1050/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 1 = 60,
    1/60 = 1 × 1/60 × 1 = 1/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1050/60 - 1/60 = 1050 - 1/60 = 1049/60
  5. In mixed form: 1729/60

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