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$$\frac{111110}{111111} = 1 - \frac{1}{111111} = 1 - \frac{6}{666666}$$ $$\frac{222221}{222223} = 1 - \frac{2}{222223} = 1 - \frac{6}{666669}$$ $$\frac{333331}{333334} = 1 - \frac{3}{333334} = 1 - \frac{6}{666668}$$ Now, $$\frac{6}{666669} < \frac{6}{666668} < \frac{6}{666666}$$ and so

$$\frac{111110}{111111} < \frac{333331}{333334} < \frac{222221}{222223}$$

This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.

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