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1^{st} number: 1 3/21, 2^{nd} number: 5 10/12

2421 is smaller than 7012

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

LCM of 21 and 12 is**84**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 84 - For the 1st fraction, since 21 × 4 = 84,

2421 = 24 × 421 × 4 = 9684 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 7 = 84,

7012 = 70 × 712 × 7 = 49084 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 9684 < 49084 or 2421 < 7012

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