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442 is smaller than 4550

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

LCM of 42 and 50 is**1050**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1050 - For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 25 = 1050,

442 = 4 × 2542 × 25 = 1001050 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 21 = 1050,

4550 = 45 × 2150 × 21 = 9451050 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 1001050 < 9451050 or 442 < 4550

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