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1272 is greater than 130

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

LCM of 72 and 30 is**360**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 360 - For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 5 = 360,

1272 = 12 × 572 × 5 = 60360 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 12 = 360,

130 = 1 × 1230 × 12 = 12360 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 60360 > 12360 or 1272 > 130

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