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1^{st} number: 3 6/12, 2^{nd} number: 1 6/36

4212 is greater than 4236

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

LCM of 12 and 36 is**36**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 36 - For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 3 = 36,

4212 = 42 × 312 × 3 = 12636 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 1 = 36,

4236 = 42 × 136 × 1 = 4236 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 12636 > 4236 or 4212 > 4236

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