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1^{st} number: 1 38/42, 2^{nd} number: 18/49

8042 is greater than 1849

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

LCM of 42 and 49 is**294**

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

8042 = 80 × 742 × 7 = 560294 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 6 = 294,

1849 = 18 × 649 × 6 = 108294 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 560294 > 108294 or 8042 > 1849

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