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1^{st} number: 2 0/4, 2^{nd} number: 5/8

84 - 58 is 118.

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

LCM of 4 and 8 is**8**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 8 - For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 2 = 8,

84 = 8 × 24 × 2 = 168 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,

58 = 5 × 18 × 1 = 58 - Subtract the two like fractions:

168 - 58 = 16 - 58 = 118 - In mixed form: 138

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