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1^{st} number: 1 3/4, 2^{nd} number: 1 2/7

74 - 97 is 1328.

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

LCM of 4 and 7 is**28**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 28 - For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 7 = 28,

74 = 7 × 74 × 7 = 4928 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 4 = 28,

97 = 9 × 47 × 4 = 3628 - Subtract the two like fractions:

4928 - 3628 = 49 - 3628 = 1328

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