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Compare 42/12 and 28/8

1st number: 3 6/12, 2nd number: 3 4/8

42/12 is equivalent to 28/8

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 8 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 2 = 24,
    42/12 = 42 × 2/12 × 2 = 84/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    28/8 = 28 × 3/8 × 3 = 84/24
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 84/24 = 84/24 or 42/12 = 28/8

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