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

43 - 64 is -16.

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

LCM of 3 and 4 is**12**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 12 - For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 4 = 12,

43 = 4 × 43 × 4 = 1612 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 3 = 12,

64 = 6 × 34 × 3 = 1812 - Subtract the two like fractions:

1612 - 1812 = 16 - 1812 = -212 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is -16

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