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1^{st} number: 10/20, 2^{nd} number: 1 38/42

1020 is smaller than 8042

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

LCM of 20 and 42 is**420**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 420 - For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 21 = 420,

1020 = 10 × 2120 × 21 = 210420 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 10 = 420,

8042 = 80 × 1042 × 10 = 800420 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 210420 < 800420 or 1020 < 8042

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