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1^{st} number: 24/42, 2^{nd} number: 1 15/20

2442 is smaller than 3520

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

LCM of 42 and 20 is**420**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 420 - For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 10 = 420,

2442 = 24 × 1042 × 10 = 240420 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 21 = 420,

3520 = 35 × 2120 × 21 = 735420 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 240420 < 735420 or 2442 < 3520

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