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2042 is smaller than 1416

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

LCM of 42 and 16 is**336** - For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 8 = 336,

2042 = 20 × 842 × 8 = 160336 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 21 = 336,

1416 = 14 × 2116 × 21 = 294336 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 160336 < 294336 or 2042 < 1416

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