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1^{st} number: 1 3/4, 2^{nd} number: 1 1/8

74 - 98 is 58.

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

LCM of 4 and 8 is**8**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 8 - For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 2 = 8,

74 = 7 × 24 × 2 = 148 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,

98 = 9 × 18 × 1 = 98 - Subtract the two like fractions:

148 - 98 = 14 - 98 = 58

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