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Compare 42/14 and 18/40

1st number: 3 0/14, 2nd number: 18/40

42/14 is greater than 18/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 40 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 20 = 280,
    42/14 = 42 × 20/14 × 20 = 840/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    18/40 = 18 × 7/40 × 7 = 126/280
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 840/280 > 126/280 or 42/14 > 18/40

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