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1^{st} number: 3 0/14, 2^{nd} number: 5/42

4214 - 542 is 12142.

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

LCM of 14 and 42 is**42**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 42 - For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 3 = 42,

4214 = 42 × 314 × 3 = 12642 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,

542 = 5 × 142 × 1 = 542 - Subtract the two like fractions:

12642 - 542 = 126 - 542 = 12142 - In mixed form: 23742

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