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1^{st} number: 2 1/3, 2^{nd} number: 2/4

73 - 24 is 116.

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

LCM of 3 and 4 is**12**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 12 - For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 4 = 12,

73 = 7 × 43 × 4 = 2812 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 3 = 12,

24 = 2 × 34 × 3 = 612 - Subtract the two like fractions:

2812 - 612 = 28 - 612 = 2212 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is 116
- In mixed form: 156

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