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Subtract 48/60 from 9/30

9/30 - 48/60 is -1/2.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 60 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 2 = 60,
    9/30 = 9 × 2/30 × 2 = 18/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 1 = 60,
    48/60 = 48 × 1/60 × 1 = 48/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    18/60 - 48/60 = 18 - 48/60 = -30/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/2

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