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1^{st} number: 12 2/4, 2^{nd} number: 1 38/42

504 is greater than 8042

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

LCM of 4 and 42 is**84**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 84 - For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 21 = 84,

504 = 50 × 214 × 21 = 105084 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 2 = 84,

8042 = 80 × 242 × 2 = 16084 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 105084 > 16084 or 504 > 8042

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