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1^{st} number: 2 0/2, 2^{nd} number: 1 2/3

42 is greater than 53

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

LCM of 2 and 3 is**6**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 6 - For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 3 = 6,

42 = 4 × 32 × 3 = 126 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 3 × 2 = 6,

53 = 5 × 23 × 2 = 106 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 126 > 106 or 42 > 53

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