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1^{st} number: 10/42, 2^{nd} number: 4 2/10

1042 is smaller than 4210

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

LCM of 42 and 10 is**210**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 210 - For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 5 = 210,

1042 = 10 × 542 × 5 = 50210 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 21 = 210,

4210 = 42 × 2110 × 21 = 882210 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 50210 < 882210 or 1042 < 4210

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