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1^{st} number: 1 2/40, 2^{nd} number: 4 9/10

4240 is smaller than 4910

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

LCM of 40 and 10 is**40**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 40 - For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,

4240 = 42 × 140 × 1 = 4240 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 4 = 40,

4910 = 49 × 410 × 4 = 19640 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 4240 < 19640 or 4240 < 4910

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