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1^{st} number: 1 6/42, 2^{nd} number: 8 3/4

4842 is smaller than 354

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

LCM of 42 and 4 is**84**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 84 - For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 2 = 84,

4842 = 48 × 242 × 2 = 9684 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 21 = 84,

354 = 35 × 214 × 21 = 73584 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 9684 < 73584 or 4842 < 354

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