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

73 - 89 is 139.

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

LCM of 3 and 9 is**9**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 9 - For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 3 = 9,

73 = 7 × 33 × 3 = 219 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 1 = 9,

89 = 8 × 19 × 1 = 89 - Subtract the two like fractions:

219 - 89 = 21 - 89 = 139 - In mixed form: 149

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