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3242 is greater than 2540

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

LCM of 42 and 40 is**840**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 840 - For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 20 = 840,

3242 = 32 × 2042 × 20 = 640840 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 21 = 840,

2540 = 25 × 2140 × 21 = 525840 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 640840 > 525840 or 3242 > 2540

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