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1^{st} number: 2 0/2, 2^{nd} number: 1 2/6

42 is greater than 86

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

LCM of 2 and 6 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 6 × 1 = 6,

86 = 8 × 16 × 1 = 86 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 126 > 86 or 42 > 86

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