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Compare 42/56 and 40/60

42/56 is greater than 40/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 60 is 840

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 840
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 15 = 840,
    42/56 = 42 × 15/56 × 15 = 630/840
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 14 = 840,
    40/60 = 40 × 14/60 × 14 = 560/840
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 630/840 > 560/840 or 42/56 > 40/60

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