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1^{st} number: 42/56, 2^{nd} number: 1 12/18

4256 is smaller than 3018

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

LCM of 56 and 18 is**504**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 504 - For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 9 = 504,

4256 = 42 × 956 × 9 = 378504 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 28 = 504,

3018 = 30 × 2818 × 28 = 840504 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 378504 < 840504 or 4256 < 3018

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