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1^{st} number: 1 3/5, 2^{nd} number: 3/9

85 - 39 is 1915.

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

LCM of 5 and 9 is**45**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 45 - For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 9 = 45,

85 = 8 × 95 × 9 = 7245 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 5 = 45,

39 = 3 × 59 × 5 = 1545 - Subtract the two like fractions:

7245 - 1545 = 72 - 1545 = 5745 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1915
- In mixed form: 1415

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