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1^{st} number: 1 5/9, 2^{nd} number: 4 4/6

149 is smaller than 286

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

LCM of 9 and 6 is**18**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 18 - For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,

149 = 14 × 29 × 2 = 2818 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 3 = 18,

286 = 28 × 36 × 3 = 8418 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 2818 < 8418 or 149 < 286

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