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1^{st} number: 4/72, 2^{nd} number: 3 16/18

472 is smaller than 7018

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

LCM of 72 and 18 is**72**

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

472 = 4 × 172 × 1 = 472 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 4 = 72,

7018 = 70 × 418 × 4 = 28072 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 472 < 28072 or 472 < 7018

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