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Compare 42/56 and 40/84

42/56 is greater than 40/84

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 84 is 168

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    42/56 = 42 × 3/56 × 3 = 126/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 2 = 168,
    40/84 = 40 × 2/84 × 2 = 80/168
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 126/168 > 80/168 or 42/56 > 40/84

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