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1^{st} number: 30/40, 2^{nd} number: 1 2/16

3040 - 1816 is -38.

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

LCM of 40 and 16 is**80**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 80 - For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 2 = 80,

3040 = 30 × 240 × 2 = 6080 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 5 = 80,

1816 = 18 × 516 × 5 = 9080 - Subtract the two like fractions:

6080 - 9080 = 60 - 9080 = -3080 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is -38

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