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Compare 42/3 and 2/54

1st number: 14 0/3, 2nd number: 2/54

42/3 is greater than 2/54

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 54 is 54
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 18 = 54,
    42/3 = 42 × 18/3 × 18 = 756/54
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 1 = 54,
    2/54 = 2 × 1/54 × 1 = 2/54
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 756/54 > 2/54 or 42/3 > 2/54

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