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1^{st} number: 1 1/3, 2^{nd} number: 1/7

43 - 17 is 2521.

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

LCM of 3 and 7 is**21**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 21 - For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 7 = 21,

43 = 4 × 73 × 7 = 2821 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 3 = 21,

17 = 1 × 37 × 3 = 321 - Subtract the two like fractions:

2821 - 321 = 28 - 321 = 2521 - In mixed form: 1421

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