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1^{st} number: 1 19/21, 2^{nd} number: 1 2/6

4021 is greater than 86

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

LCM of 21 and 6 is**42**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 42 - For the 1st fraction, since 21 × 2 = 42,

4021 = 40 × 221 × 2 = 8042 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 7 = 42,

86 = 8 × 76 × 7 = 5642 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 8042 > 5642 or 4021 > 86

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