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Compare 6/3 and 1/42

1st number: 2 0/3, 2nd number: 1/42

6/3 is greater than 1/42

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 42 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 14 = 42,
    6/3 = 6 × 14/3 × 14 = 84/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    1/42 = 1 × 1/42 × 1 = 1/42
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 84/42 > 1/42 or 6/3 > 1/42

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