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Compare 42/80 and 9/75

42/80 is greater than 9/75

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 80 and 75 is 1200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 80 × 15 = 1200,
    42/80 = 42 × 15/80 × 15 = 630/1200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 75 × 16 = 1200,
    9/75 = 9 × 16/75 × 16 = 144/1200
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 630/1200 > 144/1200 or 42/80 > 9/75

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