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1^{st} number: 1 14/42, 2^{nd} number: 10 2/4

5642 is smaller than 424

- 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,

5642 = 56 × 242 × 2 = 11284 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 21 = 84,

424 = 42 × 214 × 21 = 88284 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 11284 < 88284 or 5642 < 424

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