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1^{st} number: 3 4/12, 2^{nd} number: 2/27

4012 is greater than 227

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

LCM of 12 and 27 is**108**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 108 - For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 9 = 108,

4012 = 40 × 912 × 9 = 360108 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 4 = 108,

227 = 2 × 427 × 4 = 8108 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 360108 > 8108 or 4012 > 227

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