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1^{st} number: 2 0/2, 2^{nd} number: 5/10

42 is greater than 510

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

LCM of 2 and 10 is**10**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 10 - For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 5 = 10,

42 = 4 × 52 × 5 = 2010 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 1 = 10,

510 = 5 × 110 × 1 = 510 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 2010 > 510 or 42 > 510

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