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1^{st} number: 4 2/3, 2^{nd} number: 14 0/6

143 is smaller than 846

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

LCM of 3 and 6 is**6**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 6 - For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 2 = 6,

143 = 14 × 23 × 2 = 286 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 1 = 6,

846 = 84 × 16 × 1 = 846 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 286 < 846 or 143 < 846

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