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1^{st} number: 7/84, 2^{nd} number: 4 10/15

784 - 7015 is -5512.

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

LCM of 84 and 15 is**420**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 420 - For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 5 = 420,

784 = 7 × 584 × 5 = 35420 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 28 = 420,

7015 = 70 × 2815 × 28 = 1960420 - Subtract the two like fractions:

35420 - 1960420 = 35 - 1960420 = -1925420 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is -5512

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