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1^{st} number: 1 1/3, 2^{nd} number: 7/8

43 - 78 is 1124.

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

LCM of 3 and 8 is**24**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 24 - For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 8 = 24,

43 = 4 × 83 × 8 = 3224 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,

78 = 7 × 38 × 3 = 2124 - Subtract the two like fractions:

3224 - 2124 = 32 - 2124 = 1124

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