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1^{st} number: 1 33/42, 2^{nd} number: 7 2/4

7542 is smaller than 304

- 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,

7542 = 75 × 242 × 2 = 15084 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 21 = 84,

304 = 30 × 214 × 21 = 63084 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 15084 < 63084 or 7542 < 304

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