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1^{st} number: 30/40, 2^{nd} number: 6 6/8

3040 - 548 is -61.

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

LCM of 40 and 8 is**40**

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

3040 = 30 × 140 × 1 = 3040 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,

548 = 54 × 58 × 5 = 27040 - Subtract the two like fractions:

3040 - 27040 = 30 - 27040 = -24040 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is -61

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