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Compare 54/42 and 90/6

1st number: 1 12/42, 2nd number: 15 0/6

54/42 is smaller than 90/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 6 is 42

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    54/42 = 54 × 1/42 × 1 = 54/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 7 = 42,
    90/6 = 90 × 7/6 × 7 = 630/42
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 54/42 < 630/42 or 54/42 < 90/6

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