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1^{st} number: 21 0/2, 2^{nd} number: 1 3/24

422 - 2724 is 1598.

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

LCM of 2 and 24 is**24**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 24 - For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 12 = 24,

422 = 42 × 122 × 12 = 50424 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,

2724 = 27 × 124 × 1 = 2724 - Subtract the two like fractions:

50424 - 2724 = 504 - 2724 = 47724 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1598
- In mixed form: 1978

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