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Compare 7/42 and 5/98

7/42 is greater than 5/98

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 98 is 294
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 7 = 294,
    7/42 = 7 × 7/42 × 7 = 49/294
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 98 × 3 = 294,
    5/98 = 5 × 3/98 × 3 = 15/294
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 49/294 > 15/294 or 7/42 > 5/98

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