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Compare 42/32 and 21/25

1st number: 1 10/32, 2nd number: 21/25

42/32 is greater than 21/25

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 32 and 25 is 800
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 32 × 25 = 800,
    42/32 = 42 × 25/32 × 25 = 1050/800
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 25 × 32 = 800,
    21/25 = 21 × 32/25 × 32 = 672/800
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1050/800 > 672/800 or 42/32 > 21/25

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