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Compare 42/6 and 84/15

1st number: 7 0/6, 2nd number: 5 9/15

42/6 is greater than 84/15

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 15 is 30

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,
    42/6 = 42 × 5/6 × 5 = 210/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 2 = 30,
    84/15 = 84 × 2/15 × 2 = 168/30
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 210/30 > 168/30 or 42/6 > 84/15

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