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Compare 42/4 and 56/8

1st number: 10 2/4, 2nd number: 7 0/8

42/4 is greater than 56/8

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 8 is 8
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 2 = 8,
    42/4 = 42 × 2/4 × 2 = 84/8
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,
    56/8 = 56 × 1/8 × 1 = 56/8
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 84/8 > 56/8 or 42/4 > 56/8

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