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1^{st} number: 3 6/12, 2^{nd} number: 42/72

4212 is greater than 4272

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

LCM of 12 and 72 is**72**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 72 - For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 6 = 72,

4212 = 42 × 612 × 6 = 25272 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,

4272 = 42 × 172 × 1 = 4272 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 25272 > 4272 or 4212 > 4272

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