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Compare 49/42 and 5/35

1st number: 1 7/42, 2nd number: 5/35

49/42 is greater than 5/35

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 35 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 5 = 210,
    49/42 = 49 × 5/42 × 5 = 245/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 6 = 210,
    5/35 = 5 × 6/35 × 6 = 30/210
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 245/210 > 30/210 or 49/42 > 5/35

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