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1^{st} number: 25/42, 2^{nd} number: 22 2/4

2542 is smaller than 904

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

LCM of 42 and 4 is**84**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 84 - For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 2 = 84,

2542 = 25 × 242 × 2 = 5084 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 21 = 84,

904 = 90 × 214 × 21 = 189084 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 5084 < 189084 or 2542 < 904

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