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Compare 42/4 and 7/6

1st number: 10 2/4, 2nd number: 1 1/6

42/4 is greater than 7/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 6 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 3 = 12,
    42/4 = 42 × 3/4 × 3 = 126/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 2 = 12,
    7/6 = 7 × 2/6 × 2 = 14/12
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 126/12 > 14/12 or 42/4 > 7/6

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