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1^{st} number: 1 1/8, 2^{nd} number: 3/9

98 - 39 is 1924.

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

LCM of 8 and 9 is**72**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 72 - For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,

98 = 9 × 98 × 9 = 8172 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,

39 = 3 × 89 × 8 = 2472 - Subtract the two like fractions:

8172 - 2472 = 81 - 2472 = 5772 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1924

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