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1^{st} number: 1 3/4, 2^{nd} number: 1/8

74 is greater than 18

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

LCM of 4 and 8 is**8**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 8 - For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 2 = 8,

74 = 7 × 24 × 2 = 148 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,

18 = 1 × 18 × 1 = 18 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 148 > 18 or 74 > 18

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