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1^{st} number: 2 0/2, 2^{nd} number: 4/8

42 - 48 is 32.

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

LCM of 2 and 8 is**8**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 8 - For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 4 = 8,

42 = 4 × 42 × 4 = 168 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,

48 = 4 × 18 × 1 = 48 - Subtract the two like fractions:

168 - 48 = 16 - 48 = 128 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is 32
- In mixed form: 112

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