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742 is greater than 770

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

LCM of 42 and 70 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 70 × 3 = 210,

770 = 7 × 370 × 3 = 21210 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 35210 > 21210 or 742 > 770

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