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1^{st} number: 2 0/2, 2^{nd} number: 3 4/8

42 - 288 is -32.

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

LCM of 2 and 8 is**8** - For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 4 = 8,

42 = 4 × 42 × 4 = 168 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,

288 = 28 × 18 × 1 = 288 - Subtract the two fractions:

168 - 288 = 16 - 288 = -128 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is -32

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