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1^{st} number: 2 1/3, 2^{nd} number: 3/7

73 is greater than 37

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

LCM of 3 and 7 is**21**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 21 - For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 7 = 21,

73 = 7 × 73 × 7 = 4921 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 3 = 21,

37 = 3 × 37 × 3 = 921 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 4921 > 921 or 73 > 37

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