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842 is smaller than 9098

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

LCM of 42 and 98 is**294**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 294 - For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 7 = 294,

842 = 8 × 742 × 7 = 56294 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 98 × 3 = 294,

9098 = 90 × 398 × 3 = 270294 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 56294 < 270294 or 842 < 9098

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