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1^{st} number: 4/8, 2^{nd} number: 1 1/9

48 - 109 is -1118.

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

LCM of 8 and 9 is**72**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 72 - For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,

48 = 4 × 98 × 9 = 3672 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,

109 = 10 × 89 × 8 = 8072 - Subtract the two like fractions:

3672 - 8072 = 36 - 8072 = -4472 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1118

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