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1^{st} number: 3 0/2, 2^{nd} number: 1 3/5

62 - 85 is 75.

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

LCM of 2 and 5 is**10**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 10 - For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 5 = 10,

62 = 6 × 52 × 5 = 3010 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 2 = 10,

85 = 8 × 25 × 2 = 1610 - Subtract the two like fractions:

3010 - 1610 = 30 - 1610 = 1410 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is 75
- In mixed form: 125

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