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Compare 42/7 and 3/8

1st number: 6 0/7, 2nd number: 3/8

42/7 is greater than 3/8

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 8 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 8 = 56,
    42/7 = 42 × 8/7 × 8 = 336/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    3/8 = 3 × 7/8 × 7 = 21/56
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 336/56 > 21/56 or 42/7 > 3/8

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