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Compare 8/6 and 4/7

1st number: 1 2/6, 2nd number: 4/7

8/6 is greater than 4/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 7 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 7 = 42,
    8/6 = 8 × 7/6 × 7 = 56/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 6 = 42,
    4/7 = 4 × 6/7 × 6 = 24/42
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 56/42 > 24/42 or 8/6 > 4/7

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