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1^{st} number: 35/42, 2^{nd} number: 1 2/7

3542 is smaller than 97

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

LCM of 42 and 7 is**42**

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

3542 = 35 × 142 × 1 = 3542 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 6 = 42,

97 = 9 × 67 × 6 = 5442 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 3542 < 5442 or 3542 < 97

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