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1^{st} number: 3/12, 2^{nd} number: 1 2/6

312 is smaller than 86

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

LCM of 12 and 6 is**12** - For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,

312 = 3 × 112 × 1 = 312 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 2 = 12,

86 = 8 × 26 × 2 = 1612 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 312 < 1612 or 312 < 86

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