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1^{st} number: 4 0/2, 2^{nd} number: 1 2/3

82 - 53 is 73.

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

LCM of 2 and 3 is**6**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 6 - For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 3 = 6,

82 = 8 × 32 × 3 = 246 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 3 × 2 = 6,

53 = 5 × 23 × 2 = 106 - Subtract the two like fractions:

246 - 106 = 24 - 106 = 146 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is 73
- In mixed form: 213

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