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Compare 42/28 and 6/40

1st number: 1 14/28, 2nd number: 6/40

42/28 is greater than 6/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 40 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 10 = 280,
    42/28 = 42 × 10/28 × 10 = 420/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    6/40 = 6 × 7/40 × 7 = 42/280
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 420/280 > 42/280 or 42/28 > 6/40

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