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Compare 42/75 and 36/90

42/75 is greater than 36/90

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 75 and 90 is 450

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 75 × 6 = 450,
    42/75 = 42 × 6/75 × 6 = 252/450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 90 × 5 = 450,
    36/90 = 36 × 5/90 × 5 = 180/450
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 252/450 > 180/450 or 42/75 > 36/90

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