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Compare 45/42 and 25/96

1st number: 1 3/42, 2nd number: 25/96

45/42 is greater than 25/96

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 96 is 672

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 672
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 16 = 672,
    45/42 = 45 × 16/42 × 16 = 720/672
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 96 × 7 = 672,
    25/96 = 25 × 7/96 × 7 = 175/672
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 720/672 > 175/672 or 45/42 > 25/96

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