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Set a variable to the result of a division and subtraction command

I am trying to get the difference of 2 dates in epoch form and convert the number back to days:

EXPIRYEPOCH=$(date --date="$EXPIRYDATE" +%s)
TODAYEPOCH=$(date --date="$TODAYSDATE" +%s)

The DAYSLEFT evaluation fails in the above – whereas a single evaluation of subtraction succeeds in the below:


What is the proper formatting to be used to set the DAYSLEFT variable with subtraction followed by division?

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