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1^{st} number: 9/84, 2^{nd} number: 1 7/8

984 is smaller than 158

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

LCM of 84 and 8 is**168**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 168 - For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 2 = 168,

984 = 9 × 284 × 2 = 18168 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 21 = 168,

158 = 15 × 218 × 21 = 315168 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 18168 < 315168 or 984 < 158

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