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1^{st} number: 2 2/5, 2^{nd} number: 1 23/40

125 - 6340 is 3340.

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

LCM of 5 and 40 is**40**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 40 - For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 8 = 40,

125 = 12 × 85 × 8 = 9640 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,

6340 = 63 × 140 × 1 = 6340 - Subtract the two like fractions:

9640 - 6340 = 96 - 6340 = 3340

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