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1^{st} number: 2 14/21, 2^{nd} number: 3 6/12

5621 is smaller than 4212

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

LCM of 21 and 12 is**84**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 84 - For the 1st fraction, since 21 × 4 = 84,

5621 = 56 × 421 × 4 = 22484 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 7 = 84,

4212 = 42 × 712 × 7 = 29484 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 22484 < 29484 or 5621 < 4212

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