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

83 - 34 is 2312.

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

LCM of 3 and 4 is**12**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 12 - For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 4 = 12,

83 = 8 × 43 × 4 = 3212 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 3 = 12,

34 = 3 × 34 × 3 = 912 - Subtract the two like fractions:

3212 - 912 = 32 - 912 = 2312 - In mixed form: 11112

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