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Compare 90/3 and 40/42

1st number: 30 0/3, 2nd number: 40/42

90/3 is greater than 40/42

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 42 is 42

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 14 = 42,
    90/3 = 90 × 14/3 × 14 = 1260/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    40/42 = 40 × 1/42 × 1 = 40/42
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1260/42 > 40/42 or 90/3 > 40/42

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