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23 - 18 is 1324.

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

LCM of 3 and 8 is**24**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 24 - For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 8 = 24,

23 = 2 × 83 × 8 = 1624 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,

18 = 1 × 38 × 3 = 324 - Subtract the two like fractions:

1624 - 324 = 16 - 324 = 1324

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