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1^{st} number: 7 0/2, 2^{nd} number: 3 9/24

142 - 8124 is 298.

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

LCM of 2 and 24 is**24**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 24 - For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 12 = 24,

142 = 14 × 122 × 12 = 16824 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,

8124 = 81 × 124 × 1 = 8124 - Subtract the two like fractions:

16824 - 8124 = 168 - 8124 = 8724 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is 298
- In mixed form: 358

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