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1^{st} number: 1 2/7, 2^{nd} number: 1 6/8

97 - 148 is -1328.

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

LCM of 7 and 8 is**56**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 56 - For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 8 = 56,

97 = 9 × 87 × 8 = 7256 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,

148 = 14 × 78 × 7 = 9856 - Subtract the two like fractions:

7256 - 9856 = 72 - 9856 = -2656 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1328

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