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1^{st} number: 2 0/2, 2^{nd} number: 1 1/7

42 is greater than 87

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

LCM of 2 and 7 is**14**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 14 - For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 7 = 14,

42 = 4 × 72 × 7 = 2814 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 2 = 14,

87 = 8 × 27 × 2 = 1614 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 2814 > 1614 or 42 > 87

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