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1^{st} number: 1 6/42, 2^{nd} number: 25/40

4842 is greater than 2540

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

LCM of 42 and 40 is**840**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 840 - For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 20 = 840,

4842 = 48 × 2042 × 20 = 960840 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 21 = 840,

2540 = 25 × 2140 × 21 = 525840 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 960840 > 525840 or 4842 > 2540

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