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Compare 42/27 and 35/36

1st number: 1 15/27, 2nd number: 35/36

42/27 is greater than 35/36

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 27 and 36 is 108

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 108
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 27 × 4 = 108,
    42/27 = 42 × 4/27 × 4 = 168/108
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 3 = 108,
    35/36 = 35 × 3/36 × 3 = 105/108
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 168/108 > 105/108 or 42/27 > 35/36

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