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1^{st} number: 1 2/5, 2^{nd} number: 1 1/8

75 - 98 is 1140.

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

LCM of 5 and 8 is**40**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 40 - For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 8 = 40,

75 = 7 × 85 × 8 = 5640 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,

98 = 9 × 58 × 5 = 4540 - Subtract the two like fractions:

5640 - 4540 = 56 - 4540 = 1140

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