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1^{st} number: 3 0/14, 2^{nd} number: 4 2/3

4214 is smaller than 143

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

LCM of 14 and 3 is**42**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 42 - For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 3 = 42,

4214 = 42 × 314 × 3 = 12642 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 3 × 14 = 42,

143 = 14 × 143 × 14 = 19642 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 12642 < 19642 or 4214 < 143

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