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1^{st} number: 1 38/60, 2^{nd} number: 1 6/9

9860 - 159 is -130.

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

LCM of 60 and 9 is**180**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 180 - For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 3 = 180,

9860 = 98 × 360 × 3 = 294180 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 20 = 180,

159 = 15 × 209 × 20 = 300180 - Subtract the two like fractions:

294180 - 300180 = 294 - 300180 = -6180 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is -130

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