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4284 is smaller than 1218

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

LCM of 84 and 18 is**252**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 252 - For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 3 = 252,

4284 = 42 × 384 × 3 = 126252 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 14 = 252,

1218 = 12 × 1418 × 14 = 168252 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 126252 < 168252 or 4284 < 1218

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