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1^{st} number: 1 12/18, 2^{nd} number: 4/72

3018 is greater than 472

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

LCM of 18 and 72 is**72**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 72 - For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 4 = 72,

3018 = 30 × 418 × 4 = 12072 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,

472 = 4 × 172 × 1 = 472 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 12072 > 472 or 3018 > 472

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