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642 is smaller than 1850

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

LCM of 42 and 50 is**1050**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1050 - For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 25 = 1050,

642 = 6 × 2542 × 25 = 1501050 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 21 = 1050,

1850 = 18 × 2150 × 21 = 3781050 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 1501050 < 3781050 or 642 < 1850

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