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1642 is greater than 316

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

LCM of 42 and 16 is**336**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 336 - For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 8 = 336,

1642 = 16 × 842 × 8 = 128336 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 21 = 336,

316 = 3 × 2116 × 21 = 63336 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 128336 > 63336 or 1642 > 316

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