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1642 is smaller than 4263

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

LCM of 42 and 63 is**126**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 126 - For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 3 = 126,

1642 = 16 × 342 × 3 = 48126 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 2 = 126,

4263 = 42 × 263 × 2 = 84126 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 48126 < 84126 or 1642 < 4263

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