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1^{st} number: 2 1/3, 2^{nd} number: 1/8

73 is greater than 18

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

LCM of 3 and 8 is**24**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 24 - For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 8 = 24,

73 = 7 × 83 × 8 = 5624 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,

18 = 1 × 38 × 3 = 324 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 5624 > 324 or 73 > 18

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