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1^{st} number: 2 7/9, 2^{nd} number: 3 4/12

259 is smaller than 4012

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

LCM of 9 and 12 is**36**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 36 - For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,

259 = 25 × 49 × 4 = 10036 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 3 = 36,

4012 = 40 × 312 × 3 = 12036 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 10036 < 12036 or 259 < 4012

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