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1^{st} number: 18 0/4, 2^{nd} number: 7/18

724 is greater than 718

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

LCM of 4 and 18 is**36**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 36 - For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 9 = 36,

724 = 72 × 94 × 9 = 64836 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 2 = 36,

718 = 7 × 218 × 2 = 1436 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 64836 > 1436 or 724 > 718

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