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Compare 8/5 and 1/42

1st number: 1 3/5, 2nd number: 1/42

8/5 is greater than 1/42

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,
    8/5 = 8 × 42/5 × 42 = 336/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 5 = 210,
    1/42 = 1 × 5/42 × 5 = 5/210
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 336/210 > 5/210 or 8/5 > 1/42

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