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

83 is greater than 14

- 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,

83 = 8 × 43 × 4 = 3212 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 3 = 12,

14 = 1 × 34 × 3 = 312 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 3212 > 312 or 83 > 14

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