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Subtract 60/14 from 75/48

1st number: 1 27/48, 2nd number: 4 4/14

75/48 - 60/14 is -305/112.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 14 is 336

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 336
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 7 = 336,
    75/48 = 75 × 7/48 × 7 = 525/336
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 24 = 336,
    60/14 = 60 × 24/14 × 24 = 1440/336
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    525/336 - 1440/336 = 525 - 1440/336 = -915/336
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -305/112

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