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1^{st} number: 4 2/12, 2^{nd} number: 40/42

5012 is greater than 4042

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

LCM of 12 and 42 is**84**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 84 - For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 7 = 84,

5012 = 50 × 712 × 7 = 35084 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 2 = 84,

4042 = 40 × 242 × 2 = 8084 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 35084 > 8084 or 5012 > 4042

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