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1^{st} number: 36/70, 2^{nd} number: 2 0/4

3670 is smaller than 84

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

LCM of 70 and 4 is**140**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 140 - For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 2 = 140,

3670 = 36 × 270 × 2 = 72140 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 35 = 140,

84 = 8 × 354 × 35 = 280140 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 72140 < 280140 or 3670 < 84

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