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1^{st} number: 1 1/4, 2^{nd} number: 8/9

54 - 89 is 1336.

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

LCM of 4 and 9 is**36**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 36 - For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 9 = 36,

54 = 5 × 94 × 9 = 4536 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,

89 = 8 × 49 × 4 = 3236 - Subtract the two like fractions:

4536 - 3236 = 45 - 3236 = 1336

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