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1^{st} number: 2 3/6, 2^{nd} number: 6 6/9

156 is smaller than 609

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

LCM of 6 and 9 is**18**

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

156 = 15 × 36 × 3 = 4518 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,

609 = 60 × 29 × 2 = 12018 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 4518 < 12018 or 156 < 609

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