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1^{st} number: 4 2/3, 2^{nd} number: 3 6/12

143 is greater than 4212

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

LCM of 3 and 12 is**12**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 12 - For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 4 = 12,

143 = 14 × 43 × 4 = 5612 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,

4212 = 42 × 112 × 1 = 4212 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 5612 > 4212 or 143 > 4212

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