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Compare 30/25 and 12/42

1st number: 1 5/25, 2nd number: 12/42

30/25 is greater than 12/42

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 42 is 1050
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 42 = 1050,
    30/25 = 30 × 42/25 × 42 = 1260/1050
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 25 = 1050,
    12/42 = 12 × 25/42 × 25 = 300/1050
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1260/1050 > 300/1050 or 30/25 > 12/42

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