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1^{st} number: 1 2/3, 2^{nd} number: 1 2/8

53 - 108 is 512.

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

LCM of 3 and 8 is**24**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 24 - For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 8 = 24,

53 = 5 × 83 × 8 = 4024 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,

108 = 10 × 38 × 3 = 3024 - Subtract the two like fractions:

4024 - 3024 = 40 - 3024 = 1024 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is 512

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