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Compare 42/10 and 80/54

1st number: 4 2/10, 2nd number: 1 26/54

42/10 is greater than 80/54

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 54 is 270

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 270
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 27 = 270,
    42/10 = 42 × 27/10 × 27 = 1134/270
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 5 = 270,
    80/54 = 80 × 5/54 × 5 = 400/270
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1134/270 > 400/270 or 42/10 > 80/54

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