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Compare 42/4 and 14/15

1st number: 10 2/4, 2nd number: 14/15

42/4 is greater than 14/15

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 15 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 15 = 60,
    42/4 = 42 × 15/4 × 15 = 630/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 4 = 60,
    14/15 = 14 × 4/15 × 4 = 56/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 630/60 > 56/60 or 42/4 > 14/15

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