Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

1642 is greater than 340

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

LCM of 42 and 40 is**840**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 840 - For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 20 = 840,

1642 = 16 × 2042 × 20 = 320840 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 21 = 840,

340 = 3 × 2140 × 21 = 63840 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 320840 > 63840 or 1642 > 340

MathStep (Works offline)

Download our mobile app and learn to work with fractions in your own time:

Android and iPhone/ iPad

Related: ^{32}/_{42} and ^{3}/_{40} ^{16}/_{42} and ^{6}/_{40} ^{16}/_{84} and ^{3}/_{40} ^{16}/_{42} and ^{3}/_{80} ^{48}/_{42} and ^{3}/_{40} ^{16}/_{42} and ^{9}/_{40} ^{80}/_{42} and ^{3}/_{40} ^{16}/_{42} and ^{15}/_{40} ^{16}/_{42} and ^{21}/_{40}

© everydaycalculation.com