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1^{st} number: 2 6/12, 2^{nd} number: 4 1/5

3012 is smaller than 215

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

LCM of 12 and 5 is**60**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 60 - For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,

3012 = 30 × 512 × 5 = 15060 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 12 = 60,

215 = 21 × 125 × 12 = 25260 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 15060 < 25260 or 3012 < 215

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