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1^{st} number: 2 1/3, 2^{nd} number: 2 2/4

73 is smaller than 104

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

LCM of 3 and 4 is**12**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 12 - For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 4 = 12,

73 = 7 × 43 × 4 = 2812 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 3 = 12,

104 = 10 × 34 × 3 = 3012 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 2812 < 3012 or 73 < 104

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