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Compare 45/42 and 25/24

1st number: 1 3/42, 2nd number: 1 1/24

45/42 is greater than 25/24

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 24 is 168

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 4 = 168,
    45/42 = 45 × 4/42 × 4 = 180/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 7 = 168,
    25/24 = 25 × 7/24 × 7 = 175/168
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 180/168 > 175/168 or 45/42 > 25/24

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