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1^{st} number: 4/5, 2^{nd} number: 1 2/6

45 - 86 is -815.

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

LCM of 5 and 6 is**30**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 30 - For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 6 = 30,

45 = 4 × 65 × 6 = 2430 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,

86 = 8 × 56 × 5 = 4030 - Subtract the two like fractions:

2430 - 4030 = 24 - 4030 = -1630 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is -815

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