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1^{st} number: 1 3/7, 2^{nd} number: 1 15/27

107 - 4227 is -863.

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

LCM of 7 and 27 is**189**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 189 - For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 27 = 189,

107 = 10 × 277 × 27 = 270189 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 7 = 189,

4227 = 42 × 727 × 7 = 294189 - Subtract the two like fractions:

270189 - 294189 = 270 - 294189 = -24189 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is -863

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