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1^{st} number: 1 1/3, 2^{nd} number: 3/6

43 - 36 is 56.

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

LCM of 3 and 6 is**6**

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

43 = 4 × 23 × 2 = 86 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 1 = 6,

36 = 3 × 16 × 1 = 36 - Subtract the two like fractions:

86 - 36 = 8 - 36 = 56

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