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1^{st} number: 4 2/12, 2^{nd} number: 1 14/42

5012 is greater than 5642

- 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,

5642 = 56 × 242 × 2 = 11284 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 35084 > 11284 or 5012 > 5642

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