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Compare 42/7 and 45/10

1st number: 6 0/7, 2nd number: 4 5/10

42/7 is greater than 45/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 10 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 10 = 70,
    42/7 = 42 × 10/7 × 10 = 420/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 7 = 70,
    45/10 = 45 × 7/10 × 7 = 315/70
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 420/70 > 315/70 or 42/7 > 45/10

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