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1^{st} number: 17 2/4, 2^{nd} number: 3 10/20

704 - 7020 is 141.

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

LCM of 4 and 20 is**20**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 20 - For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 5 = 20,

704 = 70 × 54 × 5 = 35020 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 1 = 20,

7020 = 70 × 120 × 1 = 7020 - Subtract the two like fractions:

35020 - 7020 = 350 - 7020 = 28020 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is 141

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