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Subtract 60/84 from 70/9

1st number: 7 7/9, 2nd number: 60/84

70/9 - 60/84 is 445/63.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 84 is 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 28 = 252,
    70/9 = 70 × 28/9 × 28 = 1960/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 3 = 252,
    60/84 = 60 × 3/84 × 3 = 180/252
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1960/252 - 180/252 = 1960 - 180/252 = 1780/252
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 445/63
  6. In mixed form: 74/63

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