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Linking 2 Cisco Switches together

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Hi All,

I just have a simple question.  We have a CISCO SG200-26 at the office but all ports are filled so we bought an additional switch (same model).   I see that there is a link/act port on the right hand of the switch similar to what's shown here

My question is simply how do I link both switches together?  Can I just connect a cable from one link port to the other or am I supposed to link one of the numbered ports to the link/act port?  Can you also provide a brief explanation of the difference between the link/act port vs numbered port?  There is no special VLAN configuration to worry about because we don't use VLAN.

Thanks in advance!
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