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1^{st} number: 5 0/15, 2^{nd} number: 40/42

7515 is greater than 4042

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

LCM of 15 and 42 is**210**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 210 - For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 14 = 210,

7515 = 75 × 1415 × 14 = 1050210 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 5 = 210,

4042 = 40 × 542 × 5 = 200210 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 1050210 > 200210 or 7515 > 4042

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