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1^{st} number: 27/28, 2^{nd} number: 1 28/42

2728 is smaller than 7042

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

LCM of 28 and 42 is**84**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 84 - For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 3 = 84,

2728 = 27 × 328 × 3 = 8184 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 2 = 84,

7042 = 70 × 242 × 2 = 14084 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 8184 < 14084 or 2728 < 7042

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