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Compare 42/28 and 40/36

1st number: 1 14/28, 2nd number: 1 4/36

42/28 is greater than 40/36

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 36 is 252

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 9 = 252,
    42/28 = 42 × 9/28 × 9 = 378/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 7 = 252,
    40/36 = 40 × 7/36 × 7 = 280/252
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 378/252 > 280/252 or 42/28 > 40/36

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