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1^{st} number: 42 0/2, 2^{nd} number: 2 3/6

842 - 156 is 792.

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

LCM of 2 and 6 is**6**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 6 - For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 3 = 6,

842 = 84 × 32 × 3 = 2526 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 1 = 6,

156 = 15 × 16 × 1 = 156 - Subtract the two like fractions:

2526 - 156 = 252 - 156 = 2376 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is 792
- In mixed form: 3912

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