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1^{st} number: 12/72, 2^{nd} number: 7 7/9

1272 is smaller than 709

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

LCM of 72 and 9 is**72**

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

1272 = 12 × 172 × 1 = 1272 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,

709 = 70 × 89 × 8 = 56072 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 1272 < 56072 or 1272 < 709

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