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2442 is greater than 227

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

LCM of 42 and 27 is**378**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 378 - For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 9 = 378,

2442 = 24 × 942 × 9 = 216378 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 14 = 378,

227 = 2 × 1427 × 14 = 28378 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 216378 > 28378 or 2442 > 227

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