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1^{st} number: 3 8/9, 2^{nd} number: 7 0/6

359 is smaller than 426

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

LCM of 9 and 6 is**18**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 18 - For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,

359 = 35 × 29 × 2 = 7018 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 3 = 18,

426 = 42 × 36 × 3 = 12618 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 7018 < 12618 or 359 < 426

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