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1^{st} number: 12 1/4, 2^{nd} number: 3/40

494 - 340 is 48740.

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

LCM of 4 and 40 is**40** - For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 10 = 40,

494 = 49 × 104 × 10 = 49040 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,

340 = 3 × 140 × 1 = 340 - Subtract the two fractions:

49040 - 340 = 490 - 340 = 48740 - In mixed form: 12740

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