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1^{st} number: 42 0/2, 2^{nd} number: 27/36

842 - 2736 is 1654.

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 2 and 36 is**36**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 36 - For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 18 = 36,

842 = 84 × 182 × 18 = 151236 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 1 = 36,

2736 = 27 × 136 × 1 = 2736 - Subtract the two like fractions:

151236 - 2736 = 1512 - 2736 = 148536 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1654
- In mixed form: 4114

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