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Compare 42/8 and 18/48

1st number: 5 2/8, 2nd number: 18/48

42/8 is greater than 18/48

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 48 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 6 = 48,
    42/8 = 42 × 6/8 × 6 = 252/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 1 = 48,
    18/48 = 18 × 1/48 × 1 = 18/48
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 252/48 > 18/48 or 42/8 > 18/48

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