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Compare 75/42 and 35/96

1st number: 1 33/42, 2nd number: 35/96

75/42 is greater than 35/96

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 96 is 672

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 672
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 16 = 672,
    75/42 = 75 × 16/42 × 16 = 1200/672
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 96 × 7 = 672,
    35/96 = 35 × 7/96 × 7 = 245/672
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1200/672 > 245/672 or 75/42 > 35/96

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