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Compare 49/42 and 42/60

1st number: 1 7/42, 2nd number: 42/60

49/42 is greater than 42/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 60 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 10 = 420,
    49/42 = 49 × 10/42 × 10 = 490/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 7 = 420,
    42/60 = 42 × 7/60 × 7 = 294/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 490/420 > 294/420 or 49/42 > 42/60

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