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1^{st} number: 3 1/2, 2^{nd} number: 1 3/6

72 - 96 is 21.

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

LCM of 2 and 6 is**6**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 6 - For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 3 = 6,

72 = 7 × 32 × 3 = 216 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 1 = 6,

96 = 9 × 16 × 1 = 96 - Subtract the two like fractions:

216 - 96 = 21 - 96 = 126 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is 21

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