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Compare 42/6 and 80/72

1st number: 7 0/6, 2nd number: 1 8/72

42/6 is greater than 80/72

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 72 is 72

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 12 = 72,
    42/6 = 42 × 12/6 × 12 = 504/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    80/72 = 80 × 1/72 × 1 = 80/72
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 504/72 > 80/72 or 42/6 > 80/72

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