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1^{st} number: 16/42, 2^{nd} number: 1 10/40

1642 is smaller than 5040

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

LCM of 42 and 40 is**840**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 840 - For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 20 = 840,

1642 = 16 × 2042 × 20 = 320840 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 21 = 840,

5040 = 50 × 2140 × 21 = 1050840 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 320840 < 1050840 or 1642 < 5040

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