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1^{st} number: 1 10/15, 2^{nd} number: 1 38/42

2515 is smaller than 8042

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

LCM of 15 and 42 is**210**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 210 - For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 14 = 210,

2515 = 25 × 1415 × 14 = 350210 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 5 = 210,

8042 = 80 × 542 × 5 = 400210 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 350210 < 400210 or 2515 < 8042

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