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1^{st} number: 35/42, 2^{nd} number: 4 8/12

3542 is smaller than 5612

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

LCM of 42 and 12 is**84**

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

3542 = 35 × 242 × 2 = 7084 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 7 = 84,

5612 = 56 × 712 × 7 = 39284 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 7084 < 39284 or 3542 < 5612

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