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Compare 42/15 and 70/36

1st number: 2 12/15, 2nd number: 1 34/36

42/15 is greater than 70/36

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 36 is 180

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 12 = 180,
    42/15 = 42 × 12/15 × 12 = 504/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 5 = 180,
    70/36 = 70 × 5/36 × 5 = 350/180
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 504/180 > 350/180 or 42/15 > 70/36

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