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1^{st} number: 18/20, 2^{nd} number: 4 1/5

1820 is smaller than 215

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

LCM of 20 and 5 is**20**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 20 - For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 1 = 20,

1820 = 18 × 120 × 1 = 1820 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 4 = 20,

215 = 21 × 45 × 4 = 8420 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 1820 < 8420 or 1820 < 215

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