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Compare 6/42 and 6/80

6/42 is greater than 6/80

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 80 is 1680
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 40 = 1680,
    6/42 = 6 × 40/42 × 40 = 240/1680
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 21 = 1680,
    6/80 = 6 × 21/80 × 21 = 126/1680
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 240/1680 > 126/1680 or 6/42 > 6/80

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