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Compare 42/30 and 35/36

1st number: 1 12/30, 2nd number: 35/36

42/30 is greater than 35/36

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 36 is 180

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 6 = 180,
    42/30 = 42 × 6/30 × 6 = 252/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 5 = 180,
    35/36 = 35 × 5/36 × 5 = 175/180
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 252/180 > 175/180 or 42/30 > 35/36

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