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Compare 42/10 and 6/42

1st number: 4 2/10, 2nd number: 6/42

42/10 is greater than 6/42

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 42 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 21 = 210,
    42/10 = 42 × 21/10 × 21 = 882/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 5 = 210,
    6/42 = 6 × 5/42 × 5 = 30/210
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 882/210 > 30/210 or 42/10 > 6/42

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