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Compare 4/3 and 42/63

1st number: 1 1/3, 2nd number: 42/63

4/3 is greater than 42/63

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 63 is 63
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 21 = 63,
    4/3 = 4 × 21/3 × 21 = 84/63
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 1 = 63,
    42/63 = 42 × 1/63 × 1 = 42/63
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 84/63 > 42/63 or 4/3 > 42/63

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