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2042 is greater than 224

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

LCM of 42 and 24 is**168**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 168 - For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 4 = 168,

2042 = 20 × 442 × 4 = 80168 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 7 = 168,

224 = 2 × 724 × 7 = 14168 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 80168 > 14168 or 2042 > 224

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