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1^{st} number: 1 1/4, 2^{nd} number: 2 5/35

54 - 7535 is -2528.

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

LCM of 4 and 35 is**140**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 140 - For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 35 = 140,

54 = 5 × 354 × 35 = 175140 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 4 = 140,

7535 = 75 × 435 × 4 = 300140 - Subtract the two like fractions:

175140 - 300140 = 175 - 300140 = -125140 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is -2528

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