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1^{st} number: 2/60, 2^{nd} number: 4 0/7

260 - 287 is -11930.

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

LCM of 60 and 7 is**420**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 420 - For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 7 = 420,

260 = 2 × 760 × 7 = 14420 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 60 = 420,

287 = 28 × 607 × 60 = 1680420 - Subtract the two like fractions:

14420 - 1680420 = 14 - 1680420 = -1666420 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is -11930

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