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1^{st} number: 4 1/6, 2^{nd} number: 15 0/4

256 - 604 is -656.

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

LCM of 6 and 4 is**12**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 12 - For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 2 = 12,

256 = 25 × 26 × 2 = 5012 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 3 = 12,

604 = 60 × 34 × 3 = 18012 - Subtract the two like fractions:

5012 - 18012 = 50 - 18012 = -13012 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is -656

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