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1^{st} number: 12 2/8, 2^{nd} number: 3 3/9

988 - 309 is 10712.

- 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,

988 = 98 × 98 × 9 = 88272 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,

309 = 30 × 89 × 8 = 24072 - Subtract the two like fractions:

88272 - 24072 = 882 - 24072 = 64272 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is 10712
- In mixed form: 81112

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