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1^{st} number: 17 2/4, 2^{nd} number: 9/81

704 is greater than 981

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

LCM of 4 and 81 is**324**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 324 - For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 81 = 324,

704 = 70 × 814 × 81 = 5670324 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 81 × 4 = 324,

981 = 9 × 481 × 4 = 36324 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 5670324 > 36324 or 704 > 981

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