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1^{st} number: 2 6/42, 2^{nd} number: 2/72

9042 is greater than 272

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

LCM of 42 and 72 is**504**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 504 - For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 12 = 504,

9042 = 90 × 1242 × 12 = 1080504 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 7 = 504,

272 = 2 × 772 × 7 = 14504 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 1080504 > 14504 or 9042 > 272

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