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1^{st} number: 2 3/21, 2^{nd} number: 40/42

4521 is greater than 4042

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

LCM of 21 and 42 is**42**

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

4521 = 45 × 221 × 2 = 9042 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,

4042 = 40 × 142 × 1 = 4042 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 9042 > 4042 or 4521 > 4042

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