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1^{st} number: 35/42, 2^{nd} number: 3 2/18

3542 is smaller than 5618

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

LCM of 42 and 18 is**126**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 126 - For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 3 = 126,

3542 = 35 × 342 × 3 = 105126 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 7 = 126,

5618 = 56 × 718 × 7 = 392126 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 105126 < 392126 or 3542 < 5618

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