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1^{st} number: 1 3/4, 2^{nd} number: 7/10

74 - 710 is 2120.

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

LCM of 4 and 10 is**20**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 20 - For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 5 = 20,

74 = 7 × 54 × 5 = 3520 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 2 = 20,

710 = 7 × 210 × 2 = 1420 - Subtract the two like fractions:

3520 - 1420 = 35 - 1420 = 2120 - In mixed form: 1120

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