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Compare 49/84 and 42/80

49/84 is greater than 42/80

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 80 is 1680
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 20 = 1680,
    49/84 = 49 × 20/84 × 20 = 980/1680
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 21 = 1680,
    42/80 = 42 × 21/80 × 21 = 882/1680
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 980/1680 > 882/1680 or 49/84 > 42/80

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