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842 is smaller than 2156

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

LCM of 42 and 56 is**168**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 168 - For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 4 = 168,

842 = 8 × 442 × 4 = 32168 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,

2156 = 21 × 356 × 3 = 63168 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 32168 < 63168 or 842 < 2156

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