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1^{st} number: 1 3/21, 2^{nd} number: 14/16

2421 is greater than 1416

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

LCM of 21 and 16 is**336**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 336 - For the 1st fraction, since 21 × 16 = 336,

2421 = 24 × 1621 × 16 = 384336 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 21 = 336,

1416 = 14 × 2116 × 21 = 294336 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 384336 > 294336 or 2421 > 1416

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