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

53 - 19 is 149.

- 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,

53 = 5 × 33 × 3 = 159 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 1 = 9,

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

159 - 19 = 15 - 19 = 149 - In mixed form: 159

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