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742 is smaller than 2135

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

LCM of 42 and 35 is**210**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 210 - For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 5 = 210,

742 = 7 × 542 × 5 = 35210 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 6 = 210,

2135 = 21 × 635 × 6 = 126210 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 35210 < 126210 or 742 < 2135

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