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

32 - 63 is -12.

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

LCM of 2 and 3 is**6**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 6 - For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 3 = 6,

32 = 3 × 32 × 3 = 96 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 3 × 2 = 6,

63 = 6 × 23 × 2 = 126 - Subtract the two like fractions:

96 - 126 = 9 - 126 = -36 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is -12

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