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

83 - 54 is 1712.

- 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,

54 = 5 × 34 × 3 = 1512 - Subtract the two like fractions:

3212 - 1512 = 32 - 1512 = 1712 - In mixed form: 1512

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