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1^{st} number: 1 14/42, 2^{nd} number: 21/32

5642 is greater than 2132

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

LCM of 42 and 32 is**672**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 672 - For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 16 = 672,

5642 = 56 × 1642 × 16 = 896672 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 32 × 21 = 672,

2132 = 21 × 2132 × 21 = 441672 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 896672 > 441672 or 5642 > 2132

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