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2542 is smaller than 2430

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

LCM of 42 and 30 is**210**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 210 - For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 5 = 210,

2542 = 25 × 542 × 5 = 125210 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 7 = 210,

2430 = 24 × 730 × 7 = 168210 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 125210 < 168210 or 2542 < 2430

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