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Compare 42/6 and 50/60

1st number: 7 0/6, 2nd number: 50/60

42/6 is greater than 50/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 60 is 60

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 10 = 60,
    42/6 = 42 × 10/6 × 10 = 420/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 1 = 60,
    50/60 = 50 × 1/60 × 1 = 50/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 420/60 > 50/60 or 42/6 > 50/60

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