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1^{st} number: 1 4/12, 2^{nd} number: 36/49

1612 is greater than 3649

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

LCM of 12 and 49 is**588**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 588 - For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 49 = 588,

1612 = 16 × 4912 × 49 = 784588 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 12 = 588,

3649 = 36 × 1249 × 12 = 432588 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 784588 > 432588 or 1612 > 3649

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