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2530 is smaller than 4042

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

LCM of 30 and 42 is**210**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 210 - For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 7 = 210,

2530 = 25 × 730 × 7 = 175210 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 5 = 210,

4042 = 40 × 542 × 5 = 200210 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 175210 < 200210 or 2530 < 4042

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