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1^{st} number: 1 2/3, 2^{nd} number: 1 3/6

53 - 96 is 16.

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

LCM of 3 and 6 is**6**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 6 - For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 2 = 6,

53 = 5 × 23 × 2 = 106 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 1 = 6,

96 = 9 × 16 × 1 = 96 - Subtract the two like fractions:

106 - 96 = 10 - 96 = 16

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