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Compare 72/5 and 54/42

1st number: 14 2/5, 2nd number: 1 12/42

72/5 is greater than 54/42

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 42 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 42 = 210,
    72/5 = 72 × 42/5 × 42 = 3024/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 5 = 210,
    54/42 = 54 × 5/42 × 5 = 270/210
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 3024/210 > 270/210 or 72/5 > 54/42

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