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1^{st} number: 1 3/42, 2^{nd} number: 10 0/3

4542 is smaller than 303

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

LCM of 42 and 3 is**42**

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

4542 = 45 × 142 × 1 = 4542 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 3 × 14 = 42,

303 = 30 × 143 × 14 = 42042 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 4542 < 42042 or 4542 < 303

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