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Compare 42/36 and 18/25

1st number: 1 6/36, 2nd number: 18/25

42/36 is greater than 18/25

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 25 is 900
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 25 = 900,
    42/36 = 42 × 25/36 × 25 = 1050/900
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 25 × 36 = 900,
    18/25 = 18 × 36/25 × 36 = 648/900
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1050/900 > 648/900 or 42/36 > 18/25

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