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1^{st} number: 20/42, 2^{nd} number: 1 2/12

2042 is smaller than 1412

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

LCM of 42 and 12 is**84**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 84 - For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 2 = 84,

2042 = 20 × 242 × 2 = 4084 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 7 = 84,

1412 = 14 × 712 × 7 = 9884 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 4084 < 9884 or 2042 < 1412

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