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Subtract 70/84 from 98/60

1st number: 1 38/60, 2nd number: 70/84

98/60 - 70/84 is 4/5.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 84 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 7 = 420,
    98/60 = 98 × 7/60 × 7 = 686/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 5 = 420,
    70/84 = 70 × 5/84 × 5 = 350/420
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    686/420 - 350/420 = 686 - 350/420 = 336/420
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 4/5

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