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Compare 42/60 and 12/18

42/60 is greater than 12/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 18 is 180

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 3 = 180,
    42/60 = 42 × 3/60 × 3 = 126/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 10 = 180,
    12/18 = 12 × 10/18 × 10 = 120/180
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 126/180 > 120/180 or 42/60 > 12/18

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