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1^{st} number: 1 1/4, 2^{nd} number: 42/56

54 - 4256 is 12.

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

LCM of 4 and 56 is**56** - For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 14 = 56,

54 = 5 × 144 × 14 = 7056 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,

4256 = 42 × 156 × 1 = 4256 - Subtract the two fractions:

7056 - 4256 = 70 - 4256 = 2856 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is 12

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