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Compare 42/9 and 8/10

1st number: 4 6/9, 2nd number: 8/10

42/9 is greater than 8/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 10 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 10 = 90,
    42/9 = 42 × 10/9 × 10 = 420/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 9 = 90,
    8/10 = 8 × 9/10 × 9 = 72/90
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 420/90 > 72/90 or 42/9 > 8/10

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