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1^{st} number: 2 4/18, 2^{nd} number: 4 6/21

4018 is smaller than 9021

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

LCM of 18 and 21 is**126**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 126 - For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 7 = 126,

4018 = 40 × 718 × 7 = 280126 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 6 = 126,

9021 = 90 × 621 × 6 = 540126 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 280126 < 540126 or 4018 < 9021

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