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Compare 60/8 and 42/18

1st number: 7 4/8, 2nd number: 2 6/18

60/8 is greater than 42/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 18 is 72

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    60/8 = 60 × 9/8 × 9 = 540/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 4 = 72,
    42/18 = 42 × 4/18 × 4 = 168/72
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 540/72 > 168/72 or 60/8 > 42/18

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