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1^{st} number: 1 2/6, 2^{nd} number: 5/9

86 - 59 is 79.

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

LCM of 6 and 9 is**18**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 18 - For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 3 = 18,

86 = 8 × 36 × 3 = 2418 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,

59 = 5 × 29 × 2 = 1018 - Subtract the two like fractions:

2418 - 1018 = 24 - 1018 = 1418 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is 79

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