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1^{st} number: 5 5/9, 2^{nd} number: 5 10/12

509 is smaller than 7012

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

LCM of 9 and 12 is**36**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 36 - For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,

509 = 50 × 49 × 4 = 20036 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 3 = 36,

7012 = 70 × 312 × 3 = 21036 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 20036 < 21036 or 509 < 7012

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