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1^{st} number: 16/42, 2^{nd} number: 1 41/49

1642 is smaller than 9049

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

LCM of 42 and 49 is**294**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 294 - For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 7 = 294,

1642 = 16 × 742 × 7 = 112294 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 6 = 294,

9049 = 90 × 649 × 6 = 540294 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 112294 < 540294 or 1642 < 9049

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