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Compare 60/42 and 6/54

1st number: 1 18/42, 2nd number: 6/54

60/42 is greater than 6/54

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 54 is 378
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 9 = 378,
    60/42 = 60 × 9/42 × 9 = 540/378
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 7 = 378,
    6/54 = 6 × 7/54 × 7 = 42/378
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 540/378 > 42/378 or 60/42 > 6/54

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