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1^{st} number: 3 3/6, 2^{nd} number: 8 2/5

216 is smaller than 425

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

LCM of 6 and 5 is**30**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 30 - For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,

216 = 21 × 56 × 5 = 10530 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 6 = 30,

425 = 42 × 65 × 6 = 25230 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 10530 < 25230 or 216 < 425

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