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1^{st} number: 1 3/24, 2^{nd} number: 1 5/45

2724 - 5045 is 172.

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

LCM of 24 and 45 is**360**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 360 - For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 15 = 360,

2724 = 27 × 1524 × 15 = 405360 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 8 = 360,

5045 = 50 × 845 × 8 = 400360 - Subtract the two like fractions:

405360 - 400360 = 405 - 400360 = 5360 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is 172

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