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Subtract 24/60 from 84/70

1st number: 1 14/70, 2nd number: 24/60

84/70 - 24/60 is 4/5.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 60 is 420

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 6 = 420,
    84/70 = 84 × 6/70 × 6 = 504/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 7 = 420,
    24/60 = 24 × 7/60 × 7 = 168/420
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    504/420 - 168/420 = 504 - 168/420 = 336/420
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 4/5

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