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1^{st} number: 1 9/40, 2^{nd} number: 1 7/18

4940 - 2518 is -59360.

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

LCM of 40 and 18 is**360**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 360 - For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,

4940 = 49 × 940 × 9 = 441360 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 20 = 360,

2518 = 25 × 2018 × 20 = 500360 - Subtract the two like fractions:

441360 - 500360 = 441 - 500360 = -59360

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