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1^{st} number: 2 1/2, 2^{nd} number: 10/12

52 is greater than 1012

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

LCM of 2 and 12 is**12**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 12 - For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 6 = 12,

52 = 5 × 62 × 6 = 3012 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,

1012 = 10 × 112 × 1 = 1012 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 3012 > 1012 or 52 > 1012

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