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Compare 42/4 and 42/70

1st number: 10 2/4, 2nd number: 42/70

42/4 is greater than 42/70

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 70 is 140

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 35 = 140,
    42/4 = 42 × 35/4 × 35 = 1470/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 2 = 140,
    42/70 = 42 × 2/70 × 2 = 84/140
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1470/140 > 84/140 or 42/4 > 42/70

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