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Compare 70/32 and 80/42

1st number: 2 6/32, 2nd number: 1 38/42

70/32 is greater than 80/42

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 32 and 42 is 672

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 672
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 32 × 21 = 672,
    70/32 = 70 × 21/32 × 21 = 1470/672
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 16 = 672,
    80/42 = 80 × 16/42 × 16 = 1280/672
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1470/672 > 1280/672 or 70/32 > 80/42

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