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1^{st} number: 2 2/3, 2^{nd} number: 1 3/5

83 is greater than 85

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

LCM of 3 and 5 is**15**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 15 - For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 5 = 15,

83 = 8 × 53 × 5 = 4015 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 3 = 15,

85 = 8 × 35 × 3 = 2415 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 4015 > 2415 or 83 > 85

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