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Compare 2/75 and 18/42

2/75 is smaller than 18/42

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 75 and 42 is 1050
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 75 × 14 = 1050,
    2/75 = 2 × 14/75 × 14 = 28/1050
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 25 = 1050,
    18/42 = 18 × 25/42 × 25 = 450/1050
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 28/1050 < 450/1050 or 2/75 < 18/42

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