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1^{st} number: 2 0/2, 2^{nd} number: 1 1/9

42 - 109 is 89.

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

LCM of 2 and 9 is**18**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 18 - For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 9 = 18,

42 = 4 × 92 × 9 = 3618 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,

109 = 10 × 29 × 2 = 2018 - Subtract the two like fractions:

3618 - 2018 = 36 - 2018 = 1618 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is 89

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