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1^{st} number: 2 8/21, 2^{nd} number: 4 6/9

5021 is smaller than 429

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

LCM of 21 and 9 is**63**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 63 - For the 1st fraction, since 21 × 3 = 63,

5021 = 50 × 321 × 3 = 15063 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 7 = 63,

429 = 42 × 79 × 7 = 29463 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 15063 < 29463 or 5021 < 429

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