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1^{st} number: 4 2/3, 2^{nd} number: 2 6/18

143 is greater than 4218

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

LCM of 3 and 18 is**18**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 18 - For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 6 = 18,

143 = 14 × 63 × 6 = 8418 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,

4218 = 42 × 118 × 1 = 4218 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 8418 > 4218 or 143 > 4218

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